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Helen Hayes Awards Recommended
Outstanding Production,
Theatre for Young Audiences

Written and Directed by Paul Reisman
Based on the Novel by Carlo Collodi

Nov 27 - Dec 19
Tickets now ON SALE!

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Read past reviews from Pinocchio! below:

The Washington Post says Pinocchio! is “alive with charm”
“children in the audience appeared spellbound”!
Read the full review, HERE!

DC Metro Theater Arts gives ★★★★★!
and says Pinocchio! is “bursting with energy”, “visually stunning”
and “great fun for the entire family”
Read the full review HERE!

DC Theatre Scene calls Pinocchio!
“a real treat for family audiences looking for a fresh take on an oft-told tale”
Read the full review HERE!

“truly great” raves MD Theatre Guide!
“an amusing one-hour's traffic on the stage”
Read the full review HERE!

For anyone whose feet have longed for adventure and whose heart has longed for home!
This holiday season, our 2014 Helen Hayes Nominated production is back by popular demand!

This new adaptation for young audiences follows a marionette’s wild adventures in becoming a real boy. Five actors bring Carlo Collodi's classic tale to life is a flurry of masks, music and merriment!

Orginally penned as a serial in 1881, Le avventure di Pinocchio (The Adventures of Pinocchio) was the birth of a rascally wooden character who would grow to be a time-honored favorite. Written in the tradition of the wily servants of Commedia dell'Arte, our hero is always getting himself in and out of scrapes, running into colorful characters, and trying his best even at his worst. Bring the whole family as we combine Faction's bold theatricality with this fantastical story of foxes, fairies, high-strung puppet-masters and underwater beasts.

Buy your tickets, HERE!


Fri, Nov 27 - Sat, Dec 19
Fri evenings at 6:30pm; Sat at 2pm and 4pm
Special FREE performance Sat Dec 12 at 2pm (no 4pm show that day)
Please note that tickets are first come, first served.

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At the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Tickets available HERE or 1-800-838-3006
$20 regular; $15 students, seniors, and military; $10 children under 12

Written and Directed by Paul Reisman*
Based on the novel by Carlo Collodi

Performed by
Jack Novak
Toby Mulford^
Hannah Sweet
Alani Kravitz
Matthew Pauli^

Scenic Design by Daniel Flint
Costume Design by Lynly Saunders
Music Composed by Jesse Terrill*
Properties and Puppet Design by Dan Mori
Masks by Tara Cariaso at Waxing Moon Masks
Additional masks by Aaron Cromie
Stage Manager: Will Pommerening

Running time: Approx 50 minutes with no intermission; Appropriate for all ages.

Pinocchio! was originally Co-produced by Faction of Fools and NextStop Theatre Company
in March 2014 at NextStop Theatre Company's Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon, Virginia.

About Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
The arts create challenge; the arts create common ground; and the arts must be accessible to all – these are the rallying cries of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), which serves all ages and provides tuition assistance for youth and adult classes. Offerings include photography, writing, visual arts, ceramics, acting, and dance. A van collects children in Ward 6 at elementary and middle schools for after-school classes and private music lessons and there are one-week sessions of Summers Arts Adventure Camp, plus specialty camps – with equal access for all. Juried shows for artists and many performances (CHAWbaret, Gilbert & Sullivan, and performance festivals) keep adults engaged and alive. Taffety Punk Theatre Company is CHAW's theater-in-residence, complemented by performances by dog and pony dc, American Ensemble Theater, and Capital City Players. Some 500 people participate in the Workshop's programs each week – 20,000 annually. Here, the arts inspire. We hope they inspire you, too. Treat yourself to an innovative arts experience at CHAW. To stay in touch with what is happening, sign up for our occasional eblast at www.chaw.org.