The Finale

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My high school just did a production of the musical Pippin and I was in the chorus. Last night was closing night, and during the finale I noticed something that I hadn’t noticed before which I used as a basis for my acting my character’s part.

In Pippin’s finale, the Leading Players—they’re kind of sinister narrators/ringleaders that run the show—try to convince the main character, Pippin, to burn himself in a box of flame as “the one perfect act in their repertoire.