Orphaned as an infant and thrust into a childhood of cruel poverty, Pip clings to the hope of a brighter life. Then one winter night, he learns that an anonymous benefactor has made him the heir to a tremendous fortune, setting into motion a life's journey beyond his wildest dreams. As Pip tries to find love in his radically changed circumstances, he untangles a fascinating web of secret identities and hidden pasts. Winner of a Jeff Award for his directing, Jason Gerace returns to Strawdog to remount Gale Childs Daly's bold reinvention of the classic novel as a fast-paced theatrical feat.
After rising to attention as the winner of Kenny Chesney's 2008 Next Big Star Competition in Michigan, Frankie Ballard collected a dedicated local following with his accessible and sweet contemporary country songs. As he climbed onto the national stage, he signed with Reprise Records in 2010 and released his debut album, Sunshine & Whiskey, in 2014.