Mercury Theater Chicago presents
October 11 to December 16
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
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, 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.
Who is PIPPIN appropriate for?
Pippin's message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum. Our unique production is set in the bawdy and subversive world of the cabaret; definitely not for the kiddies.
This play contains mature content, including sex, drug use, and theatrical gun fire and gun violence.
Recommended for mature audiences ages 15+.
*Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
*beginning Nov 28th