Performed June 6, 2014 - June 29, 2014 (Friday - Sunday @ 9 PM)
In the history of the Hip Pocket Theatre, this play holds a very special place. This play was the first ever written by Johnny Simons over 50 years ago. It was originally produced by the Hip Pocket Theatre with the following cast under the direction of Johnny Simons.
Michael Joe Goggans
Comments made about the original play!
The reporter, John Bloom, goes on to praise the "energetic lunacy" and "the kind of inspired comedy that would make harlequin bend his head and weep with envy."
Commedia dell'arte versions of popular plays are the hallmark of Hip Pocket Theatre and its founder, Johnny Simons. Hip Pocket's offerings have included commedia-style renditions of such diverse works as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Sam Shepard's Mad Dog Blues.
In true commedia fashion this wild and uninhibited play begins with a troupe of strolling players exploding into the theatre with their noisy props and crude scenery. They mount the stage and prepare to present a play. The commedia flavor gives the story of Pinocchio additional vigor and excitement without losing the charm and significant message of Carlo Collodi's famous story.
ARLECCHINO (who plays a Cricket)
PANTALONE (who plays Geppetto)
RAZULLO (who plays a Fox)
BELTRAMO (who plays a Cat)
PULCHINELLA (who plays the Wicked Puppet Master)
PEDROLINA (who plays a Donkey and a Fool)
COLUMBINA (who plays a Spirit)
PINOCCHIO (who plays a Wooden Head)
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Friday, June 6
Satuday, June 7
Friday, June 13
Saturday, June 14
Friday, June 20
Saturday, June 21
Friday, June 27
Saturday, June 28
Sunday, June 29