Lead Player Ian Coulter-Buford '12 (left) sings, dances and narrates with the chorus.

School of Theatre Arts to Present Pippin

November 2, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts will present the 1972 Broadway musical, Pippin.  The performance will take place in the University’s McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington) at 8 p.m. from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21.  A matinee performance will be held Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Pippin was originally directed by Broadway legend, Bob Fosse, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the mind behind popular musicals such as Godspell and Wicked. IWU’s production of Pippin is directed by IWU choreographer Jean Kerr.  Pippin is packed with bloody battles, backstabbing plots, pastoral romance and magic tricks. 

Tickets will be available for purchase Monday, Nov. 9. General admission is $10 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances, and $12 for Friday and Saturday performances.  Senior citizens receive a $1 discount off tickets, and student tickets are $2 with a valid school ID. 

For additional information, or to reserve tickets for Pippin, please contact the McPherson Theatre box office at 309-556-3232. 

Leading Cast: Ian Coulter-Buford (Lead Player), Neil Stratman (Pippin), Ryan Simpson (Charlemagne), Josh Conrad (Lewis), Carly Stocking (Fastrada), Erin Daly (Bertha), Kate Schmidt (Catherine).

Production Team: Jean Kerr (Director/Choreographer), Kelly Rice (Stage Manager). Bernadette Brennan (Scene Designer), Devin Clancy (Costume Designer), Adam Groeninger (Lighting Designer). 

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181