Speak To Me, Softly

“Something about the story of Pippin really speaks to me,” said one girl. “I know what Pippin is going through,” said another. Are you saying that there is meaning to a story that isn’t even true? Yes. It is again another reminder of why theater can be so powerful. For an extra-curricular activity, I know I’ve done my job if even a single person takes away a greater lesson from the show. The seniors here at Shantou University are the ones that identify the most with the storyline of a University graduate who doesn’t know what to do with his life. Students come to me saying they are “empty and vacant” and all I can only give one piece of advice, the same message the show preaches: “follow your heart.” Okay, so that’s a bit cheesy but it makes sense.