The House brings to life "Pinocchio," the classic fairy tale of a wooden boy who wishes to become real. Carved from an enchanted stump from a charred Forest, toy-shop owner Geppetto's puppet child flourishes. The growing Pinocchio devours books and the complex worlds they reveal. He relishes musicals and the emotional ride they offer. And he longs to sink his adolescent teeth into real relationships and conversations beyond the walls of his storefront home. There must be more out there! But his protective father keeps Pinocchio's wild branches trimmed back, and forbids venturing out. A method sure to inspire rebellion in this precocious, curious not-quite-real young man.
The character of Pinocchio will be portrayed by an evocative, life-size Bunraku-inspired puppet, created and crafted by Chicago Puppet Studios.
Funny, imaginative, and moving, Pinocchio explores how the lies we tell ourselves hurt those we love.
Open-Captioned performance: Friday, 5/3 at 8pm
Audio Described performance and touch tour: Sunday, 5/5 at 3pm. Touch tour begins at 2pm.
Recommended for ages 11 and up.