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Pinocchio!

Helen Hayes Awards Recommended
Outstanding Production,
Theatre for Young Audiences

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

Originally co-produced with
NextStop Theatre Company


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The Washington Post says Pinocchio! is “alive with charm”
“children in the audience appeared spellbound”!
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DC Metro Theater Arts gives ★★★★★!
and says Pinocchio! is “bursting with energy”, “visually stunning”
and “great fun for the entire family”
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DC Theatre Scene calls Pinocchio!
“a real treat for family audiences looking for a fresh take on an oft-told tale”
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“truly great” raves MD Theatre Guide!
“an amusing one-hour's traffic on the stage”
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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. This production will marry Commedia's bold theatricality to this fantastical story of foxes, fairies, high-strung puppet-masters and underwater beasts. Wooden you like to join us??

Bring this critically-acclaimed production to a theatre or school near you.
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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.

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

Originally performed by
Jack Novak
Toby Mulford^
Hannah Sweet
Justin Purvis
Alani Kravitz


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: Lena Salins

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