Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment in this summer’s Youth On Stage performance of the musical “Pippin” at Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre, running July 18 through Aug. 4.

Pippin seeks happiness in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, he finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays July 18 through Aug 4.           

Tickets are $25 and are available at www.nfct.com or https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4271385.

An opening night reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. Student tickets will be available for $20 at the box office beginning 10 minutes before each performance. These tickets are subject to availability and cannot be reserved ahead of time. 

The cast for this production includes David Lopez as Pippin, Alexandra Meli as the Leading Player, Michael Krulder as Charlemagne, Kierra Prentiss as Berthe,: Allie O’Connor as Fastrada, Kat Motlenski as Catherine, Justin Stuart as Lewis and Grace Lovell as Theo.

Featured Dancers are David Bassemir, Micky Kalich,  Becca Lukachinski, Grace Lukachinski, Arianna McMorris, Jesse Meehan, Maeve Meyers, Jocelyn Podlas, Joey Podlas, Jason Rios, Sarah Scarbrough and John Yaiullo, and the ensemble is Lila Bowe, Ryan Buchholz, Savannah Corwin-Hall, Aydin Fidelli, Sarah Jordan, Kathleen Kelly, Gabriela Kuklinski, Connor Liddell, Olivia Mannino,  Jonathan Montgomery,  Isaiah Mraz, Jill Tuthill, Ryan Wilcox

This production is directed by Chelsea Chizever, with Musical Direction by Karen Hochstedler. It’s produced by Corrine Araneo, Kim Cappiello and Liz Liszanckie, with assistant direction by Brett Chizever, choreography by Chelsea Chizever and Jenna Spates and Costume Design by Dee Andes. The Stage Manager is Jessica Scheer.

The NFCT is located at 12700 Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, and the Box Office can be reached at 631.298.4500.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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