Tuesday February 22, 2011

Live Theatre

Pinocchio Story Theatre 

Classic puppet story comes to life on the Cultch's big stage

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke, CACC





ill Pinocchio tumble nose first into trouble when he’s tricked by the sly Fox and clever Cat? Find out Sunday, March 6 when The Adventures of Pinocchio takes the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s main stage at 2:00 and 4:00pm.

This traditionally-based performance is brought to life by the renowned Story Theatre and their imaginative masks, puppets, and real-life characters.

The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society is positive every audience member, young and old, will be absolutely delighted with this entertaining show.

“The performance is aimed at elementary-aged kids, though parents tend to laugh just as hard,” comments Stage Manager David MacPherson, “I truly believe Jim Leard, our Artistic Director, is the one of the best comedy writers in the business. His timing is so precise.”

Using the always popular Story Theatre style, the show begins by following the wooden headed, self-centered marionette on adventures of all kinds. Though Pinocchio is guided by the Blue Fairy and chirruping Cricket, he still can’t help getting a little hoodwinked and confused. He’s tempted by the sly Fox and clever Cat, convinced by classmate Lampwicke to sell his schoolbooks, and narrowly escapes being turned into a donkey! This adaptation of the traditional story of the block of wood who springs to life will tickle your funny bone while you learn an important lesson of being true to yourself.

You do not want to miss this charming and witty experience, sure to become a cherished family memory. Purchase your tickets today by calling the Centre Box Office at 604.391.SHOW(7469) or visit the friendly agents Monday-Friday 9:30am-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Production Company Backgrounder

Story Theatre Company is dedicated to creating productions for young people using traditional narrative material as its base. Their purpose is to create and perform material that is fun to watch, and at the same time enhances the curriculum in the areas of Language Arts, Music and Citizenship.

Formed by Jim Leard, Story Theatre Company has been performing in schools and communities across Canada since 1981, and has earned a reputation of excellence in theatre for young audiences.

Story Theatre Company is a registered, non-profit society and whose mandate is to create productions for young audiences that enhance and complement the learning experience in the classroom. Their focus is to create shows that use the familiar content of folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, and classic literature as the vehicle to promote literacy and social responsibility.






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