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Pinocchio Commedia

Pinocchio Commedia

Adapted by Johnny Simons. Based on Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio.

Product Code: PJ2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 8+ actors, flexible.

Rights and availability
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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This Harlequinade version of Pinocchio is one of his theatre's most successful productions. Simons uses the original Italian commedia names, such as Arlecchino, who later became the French Harlequin. The name "Pinocchio" may be spoken with its Italian pronunciation as pee-no-kee-o. In true commedia fashion, this wild and uninhibited play begins with a troupe of strolling players exploding into the theatre with their noisy props and crude scenery. Arlecchino plays a Cricket; Pantalone plays Geppetto; Razullo, a fox; Beltrama, a cat; Pulcinella, the wicked puppet master; Pedrolina, a donkey and a fool; Columbina, a spirit and Pinocchio plays himself. The commedia flavor gives the story vigor and makes it entertainment for adults as well as children without losing the charm and significant message of Collodi's famous story.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code PJ2000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780886803865
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Our company loves this script. Over the past ten years, we have performed it about 40 times. The dialogue is almost Shakespearean, such as "All tongues be fast frozen; our play it is begun." It is at least three levels higher than common speech but still able to be understood by children."
Review by Dee Mulford, Schenectady Theatre for Children, Scotia, N.Y.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
The Company OnStage, Inc. Houston Texas 3/14/2020 4/4/2020
Jourdanton Junior High School Jourdanton Texas 12/1/2019 12/13/2019