“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.