SOUTH OTSELIC – The productions chosen for high school musicals tend to be safe and often repeated selections, but Otselic Valley is veering far from the beaten path with this weekend’s production of “Pippin.”
The play tells the story of the title character, Pippin (played by Daniel Larkin). The oldest son of King Charlemagne (played by Dusty Davis) Pippin is searching for fulfillment in life.
Throughout the course of the play, Pippin searches for purpose in war, lust, politics and power. But through the plays humorous story line, the title character eventually realizes that the purpose of life can be something much more simple.
The play begins as a band of players take the stage, led by the Leading Player (senior Tyler Davis). The Leading Player tells the audience about the show they are about to see, introduces young Pippin and, along with the other cast members, promises the audience a show full of magic, intrigue, humor, romance, illusion and battles. His promise does not fall short, as the cast of 20 students lead the audience through Pippin’s misguided mission.