TIFTON — The Tift Theatre’s Tift Community Players are proud to present the Tony award winning musical ‘Pippin’ at the Syd Blackmarr stage at Fulwood Park this Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, 2020 at 7 p.m. 

The event, which was originally set to be performed in May at The Tift Theatre, was moved to Fulwood Park to allow for social distancing in an outdoor environment. Both performances are free for the public to attend and blankets/chairs are encouraged for seating. 

Social distancing measures will be utilized and ample space will be available. Concessions will be available for purchase, including the shaved ice truck from Kona Ice of Lowndes.

Pippin is rated PG-13.

 

Synopsis of Pippin from Music Theatre International

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Equally poignant as a black box production or as a splashy, spectacle-driven extravaganza, Pippin’s message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.

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