FSC theatre troupe
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 29,
2003) - Florida Southern's theater department presents its first
performance of 2003, "Pippin," in the Buckner Theater on campus.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 and 20-22; matinees start
at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23.
"Pippin" opened on Broadway in October 1972, starring Ben Vereen,
and went on to run for 1,944 performances. The whimsical story is
based on Pippin, oldest son of Charlemagne and heir to the Holy
Roman Empire. On a quest to find his true calling in life, he goes
through war, love, politics and other pursuits before settling happily
in peaceful domesticity.
The Florida Southern production features Ingrid MacDonald, professional
actress and wife of Robert MacDonald, the college's artist in residence
and director of the Festival of Fine Arts. MacDonald, who will play
the role of Bertha, has performed at the Asolo Theatre and Theatre
Winter Haven where she was twice winner of the "Best Actress" Award
of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
Tickets are $15. FSC students are admitted free. Non-FSC students
pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb
Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.