World Premiere Production of
RETTA LEAPHART & JEFF DOWNING
Created in collaboration with:
RETTA LEAPHART, MIA CRIVELLO, CAYLA CLARK, RYAN EGGENSPERGER, MOLLY ROBY, REESE SHELDAHL, ELIZABETH SPINDLER & ALAN ZACKHEIM
Photo by Kurt Keller
When Geppetto’s latest wooden creation magically comes to life, a new story begins for an unlikely father and son. From one adventure to another, Pinocchio approaches his life with a courageous spirit and innocent optimism, while Geppetto realizes that fatherhood is more than he ever imagined it to be. But when Pinocchio learns that it’s not only his wooden frame that makes him different from the other boys, he must look within himself to discover what it truly means to be a real boy. Written during the pandemic, this world premiere theatrical event presents Pinocchio as a gay fairy tale hero and features Downing himself performing alongside a small ensemble bringing Pinocchio’s magical world to life. A family friendly adventure with sophisticated undertones, this fresh adaptation explores the joys and trials of parenthood and the importance of being true to yourself.
Unfortunately, reserved seating has been adjusted to GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING to allow for greater social distancing in our theatre. We thought that you would like to know about some of our additional COVID 19 safety precautions: Our actors will be performing unmasked but we require masking for all audience members for the entire performance. Our auditorium has a newly enhanced Ultraviolet air filtration system. Our performers are fully vaccinated and regularly tested and we will keep the first two rows of seats empty.