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How to Play a Play Within a Play (A Pipp-Introduction) by Ravenna Donohue

Testing, testing. Is this thing on? 

Kidding, aren’t I funny. A little bit about me, I am a freshman, this will be my first high school show and my first full musical production on stage in over 3 years. Wow. Before I get into all the nitty gritty details of how much hard work and inside jokes have gone into this production, there’s a few things you should know about the show Pippin. Brace yourselves, it’s gonna get a little bit weird. 

Pippin is the story of a young man who goes on a journey to find himself and along the way tries a little bit of murder, a little bit of sex, and a whole lot of self-hatred. Yep, this is not one to bring your kids to folks. Throughout all the PG-13-ness, at the core Pippin is the story of trying to find the place he feels he belongs. And can’t we all relate to that? 

On a real note, I truly believe that I have found my people and the place I belong in theatre. It’s a little bit strange how in a community based on pretending to be other people you will find people who the most genuine versions of themselves, but it happens. Theatre people and specifically the theatre people here at Nathan Hale are some of the greatest people I have ever met, and I will forever be grateful for the experiences I have had.  

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