Princeton Summer Theater's 48th Season Opens with Schwartz's PIPPIN

Princeton Summer Theater's 48th Season Opens with Schwartz's PIPPINPrinceton Summer Theater's 2017 season opens next Thursday, June 22ndth with Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Pippin. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin is a mystical coming of age tale of adventure. A mysterious troupe, spearheaded by the enigmatic Leading Player, follows a young prince as he sets out to discover his purpose in the world. Schwartz's iconic music establishes Pippin as a breathtaking story that explores what it means to live a truly extraordinary life.

The season continues with Agatha Christie's rarely performed gem Spider's Web, a new take on Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' drama Appropriate.

This summer's season explores the interplay between the past and the present. The characters in each play demonstrate vastly different ways of dealing with their individual histories. All are made stronger through the struggle of facing this adversity. These wonderfully diverse works are reflective of the challenges posed to us today by a society divided over whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or move in the direction of future progress.

Performances for Pippin run June 22-25, June 29-July 2 and July 6-9, with shows at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Performances are at the Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University's campus.

A talkback will occur after Friday, June 23rd's evening performance with the director, cast, creative team, and Professor Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts. There will also be a talkback on Friday, June 30th and July 7th.

Pippin, directed by Sam Weisberg, will feature:

Kyle Mangold as Pippin

Alexandra Holden as Leading Player

Bridget McNiff as Catherine

Elliot Masters as Charles

Abby Melick as Berthe

Renee Gagner as Fastrada

Dylan Blau Edelstein as Theo

Lawrence Karl as Lewis

Nora Elkind as Ensemble

Francesca Nong as Ensemble

Meagan Raker as Ensemble

Marc Fishman as Musical Director

Cori Cook Burkett as Choreographer

Tickets are $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees. We also offer season subscriptions for only $79 (a 30% discount!), which ensures a reserved seat for each of our four main stage shows this season. Subscriptions are available until Sunday, July 9th.

To order tickets, visit http://www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at 1-732-997-0205.

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