Berkshire Eagle | August 24, 2021
CHATHAM, N.Y. — Pippin, the eponymous “hero” of Stephen Schwartz’ bouncy 1972 musical, is a young man on a mission. The eldest son of King Charlemagne, Pippin is after nothing less than an “extraordinary” life. He tries to find it on the battlefield — without success; in orgiastic sex; as a usurping monarch who assassinates his father, assumes his throne only to find that ruling a kingdom is much, much easier said than done. So, since there is theater magic to do, Pippin manages to reverse course. His father comes alive and all proceeds as if nothing had happened.