Friday, October 22, 2010

Avant-Guard Pinocchio

How many avant-guard productions of Pinocchio has your child taken in? None? NONE, you say? No fear, you can correct that this weekend, at Immediate Medium's production of The Assassins Chase Pinocchio. I took Primo to some of the workshops they conducted over the summer as part of the show's creation and its pretty exciting stuff -- super-smart, funny, thought-provoking, not your ordinary fairytale theater.

Saturday, October 23, 2010
12:00pm and 7:00pm at IRT

Children free/Adults $10
Seniors, students and adults bringing a child $5
For reservations, email

Here is some info from IM about the show:
Conceived as an avant-garde performance piece for children and adults, The Assassins Chase Pinocchio combines the surreal world of Carlo Collodi's 1883 coming-of-age tale "The Adventures of Pinocchio" with the formal techniques of experimental theater to examine the process of growing up and the parts of our child selves we have "assassinated" in our... mad dash to become "real boys." Inspired by the read-along story albums of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the piece uses live video, found objects, masks, gibberish and psychedelic original music
to fracture and expand the oral storytelling tradition into an immersive multidisciplinary experience for young and old

Please join us as we make our way into and out of the belly of the Terrible Shark. It's Pinocchio as you've never seen it before. Appropriate for kids ages 4 to 104.