Monday, July 18, 2011

National Marionette Theatre Premieres "Pinocchio"


PREMIERE! "Pinocchio" by National Marrionette Theatre
Wed, Thurs & Sat | July 27, 28 & 30 | 10:30am & 1:00pm
Show: Wed, Thurs, & Sat | July 27, 28 & 30 | 10:30 am & 1 pm
$8/Members, $10/General Admission

About the Show:
Carlo Collodi's epic about a puppet who wants to become a real boy is a classic example of storytelling at its best. Our adaptation is a faithful re-telling of this childhood favorite. Follow Pinocchio as he goes on a series of adventures and discovers that only by being truthful, selfless and kind to others will he realize his dream of becoming a real live boy.

Recommended for Ages 4 & up. Approx. 1 hr.

About the Performers: National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually-running marionette theatres in the United States. Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with their imaginative productions for over forty years. Each year this remarkable company travels some forty-five thousand miles across the USA perfoming for many different types of venues from elementary schools and theaters, to libraries, summer camps and outdoor fairs and festivals. Noted for their amazing manipulation technique and fully staged productions, National Marionette Theatre is committed to bringing audiences the very best in family entertainment.

Special Workshop:

Inside Gepetto’s Workshop: Marionette Construction and Design
Sat. July 30th, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
$5/person | Recommended for ages 5 & up

Building puppets for a show like "Pinocchio" requires great skill and a keen eye for detail. Kids and adults can learn more about the materials and methods used to make marionettes in this construction demonstration by NMT's master puppeteers. From Gepetto's workshop to the Syrotiak Family Studio, see how this great tradition has survived for centuries! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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