This version of Pinocchio traces a vile, ungrateful puppet’s journey toward becoming human. Stripping the familiar story of its marvellous bestiary, the play exposes the harsh reality at its core, in all its troubling strangeness. An extraordinary piece of theatre, the kind only Joël Pommerat can carve.
Carved out of a tree trunk by a poor, lonely old man, Pinocchio comes to life for the first time. But the impudent and cruel child refuses to educate himself, seeking only constant and effortless entertainment … until a very elegant fairy and a stint in the belly of a monster awaken his longing to be human. In a carnival atmosphere, with stage effects that alternately delight and disturb, theatre alchemist Joël Pommerat and Compagnie Louis Brouillard tell “the true story” of the puppet imagined by Carlo Collodi.
Who is it for?
*** All ages (starting from 8 years old) ***
Tickets : $15 to $74.00 + charges
How to get tickets?
Phone: 1 888 991-2787/613 947-7000 ext. 620
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Friday, May 31, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 4:00 PM
Run time: Performance is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.
Venue: Babs Asper Theatre — National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Public transport accessible