Last night, Kenny and I attended the opening night of Pippin and I’m not sure I am cultured enough to tell you about it.
Now I can start off by saying that the entire performance was extremely engaging, surprisingly stimulating, visually exciting, and shockingly impressive. I honestly had a smile on my face throughout the whole first act, and there were numerous times that I was grabbing Kenny’s elbow like what!? and mouthing to myself now, come on! when something inexplicably magical would happen. It was all pretty crazy.
But what is it about, you ask? If you are like me and you’ve maybe heard of it, I might need to direct you to the internet to find out for sure. But if you want to trust my synopsis, I would say it is a Cirque du Soleil meets Braveheart meets 50 Shades of Grey coming of age tale? With humor? And a grandma acrobatic routine? Plus a karaoke sing-a-long part? I mean seriously…
Now Kenny walked out and totally schooled me on the point, because he picked up on the moral when I was very much like uhhh…but if we can trust his interpretation, it is a story about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and not falling victim to the enticement of short-lived pleasures. When he was talking, my teacher-self was getting very embarrassed as it appears grasshopper has become the master.
But no matter what, at the end of the day, Pippin is one to see. It is only playing at the Aronoff through Sunday so I hope you either have plans or will now make plans to check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
tickets and images courtesy of Broadway in Cincinnati