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The True Adventures of Pinocchio
The True Adventures of Pinocchio
Translated and adapted from Italian by Louis Lippa. Based on the story by Carlo Collodi.

Cast: 6m., 4w. (two of the actors are childrenó1 boy and 1 girl.) A troupe of actors, escaping through the mountains from a civil war are caught in a violent winter storm and seek shelter in an abandoned puppet theatre. The eccentric old puppeteer who lives in the theatre gives the acting troupe refuge overnight. During the night, while the adults are asleep, he tells the two restless children the story of Pinocchio. When one of the children asks: "Is it a true story?" the old man replies: "It's more than true, it's real. I mean, when I tell it—it happens." Thus begins the well-known tale of the wooden boy who must learn some hard lessons before he can become real. "Imperiled by dangers brought about by Pinocchio's want of responsibility and self-discipline, the journey is, in fact, a metaphorical trip from childhood to maturity." (Philadelphia Inquirer) The next morning, as the troupe of actors are leaving, the children discover what they suspected all along. The Old Puppeteer is Pinocchio himself. He has told them the story of his life. Open staging. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  TE4
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  80
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583421300
Publication Date: 09/18/2002
Louis Lippa is a Playwright-in-Residence with the People's Light and Theatre Company. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and at community and regional theatres throughout the country. Playwriting awards include an off-Broadway OBIE, fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Dramatic Publishing Company's Charles Sergel National Drama Award, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and the Roger L. ...More
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