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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.

Product Code: TE4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 6m., 4w. (two of the actors are children, 1 boy and 1 girl.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

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.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code TE4000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583421307
* 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

"It was refreshing to tell the story that was closer to the original classic. You have the flexibility to have a large cast or a smaller cast by doubling. We liked all the opportunity to be creative. We also liked the "twist" at the end."
Review by Jeni Lamm, The WordPlayers, Knoxville, Tenn.
"Fun, awesome play. The actors were able to bring so much to this play. This was a hit for us. Pinocchio was femaleƑsuper!"
Review by Robyn Fowler, Northside High School, Fort Smith, Ark.