Fairfield Ludlowe High School Drama Club presents Pippin

Nicole Vararas

Nicole Vararas

The Fairfield Ludlowe High School Drama Club presents Pippin on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, at 2 and 8 p.m., at the FLHS Nancy Larsen Auditorium, 785 Unquowa Road.

Tickets are $10.

Pippin, by Roger O. Hirson is the story of Charlemagne’s oldest son. With Bob Fosse choreography and score from Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness & fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh & the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

The audience follows Pippin, played by Blaise Carter, through the play as he searches for “complete fulfillment”. He is guided by the Leading Player, Nicole Varvaras, as Pippin is presented with diverse alternatives by members of his family: his father, King Charlemagne (Jackson Shostak), his stepmother Fastrada (Julia Vitale), his stepbrother Lewis (Jesse Lanham), & his grandmother, Berthe (Maddie McDermott). Among the many people/Troupe of Players he meets along the way are a wealthy widow, Catherine (Kieran Brown) and her son Theo (Vincent Ohe).

A few important “behind the scenes” students include: Assistant to the Director: Nick Fech; Stage Manager: Grace Geckeler; Costume Designer: Meghan Guttierez; Props: Emma Manderville.

Frances R. Kondziela is the Artistic Director. Ben McCormack is the Music Director; Choreographer is Simone DePaolo; Roger Mudre is Set Director; Audio: Sam Eckhardt.   

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