Adventurous Puppet theatre and film
Pinocchio LIVE opens March 3rd!
A rambunctious tale newly resonant for a naughty society!
In Carlo Collodi’s original storybook, Pinocchio's natural curiosity is presented as an obstacle to overcome in a journey to obeying society's rules. For many, the story of Pinocchio imparts lessons about knowing right from wrong, resisting temptation, and the price you pay if you give in to foolish desires. In our retelling, however, society is itself corrupt, and humanness a form of oppression. Through his struggle between wood and human flesh, Pinocchio tries on human nature, with its vagaries of greed, repression, ignorance, and the terror of living under the authority of corrupt adults. We have reimagined ‘Pinocchio’ as a blend of puppets and performers, with the intention that by revisiting this classic story now, essential themes of human nature and rebellion will reveal themselves anew.