Jan 06

Breathtaking Chutzpah: PIPPIN

Photo: Michael Lutch; a tender balancing act.

Photo: Michael Lutch; a tender balancing act.

book Roger O. Hirson
music and lyrics Stephen Schwartz
directed by Diane Paulus
circus creation Gypsy Snider of Les 7 Doigts de la Main
choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse

presented by American Repertory Theatre
Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013
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Review by Kitty Drexel

(Cambridge) This Cirque du Soleil meets Fosse production of “Pippin” tells the tale of the Everyman, a youthful personification of any adult tentatively beginning the journey toward self-knowledge. Our young hero seeks the meaning of life in all the wrong places: violence, sex, politics, and other follies of inexperience. What the audience soon realizes is that Pippin, son of Charlemagne (the Emperor who not only made Christianity famous but mandatory), for all his proclamations, isn’t special. He is on the same journey that all young adults travel in their search for self – plus or minus some fantastical hardships and an orgy or two. What our hero discovers on this epic ego-trip is that, after he finds and secures a lasting relationship with meaning, he doesn’t know what to do with it. Continue reading

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Oct 03

Huntington Thearte Company: OPEN HOUSE! (October 8, 2012, 11am-3pm)

(BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company invites theater-lovers of all ages to its fun-filled, hands-on, behind-the-scenes Open House on Monday, October 8 at its main stage on the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and neighboring facilities.

Join Us For A Hands-On, behind-the-scenes, fun-filled day

  • 11am – 12pm: Exclusive to Subscribers, FlexPass Holders, and Community Members
  • 12pm – 3pm: General public welcome!

Learn more and RSVP at huntingtontheatre.org/openhouse.

Come with the entire family to:

  • Hear about the 2012-2013 Season from Managing Director Michael Maso
  • Learn from our Costume and Props artisans in hands-on demonstrations
  • Take on a role from Our Town and read a scene with other Open House attendees
  • Dress up and pose for a photo in our Costume Corner
  • Explore our production shops on a backstage tour
  • Eat 30th birthday cake
  • Win prizes
  • And more! Continue reading
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