Lone Star College - CyFair Presents Summer Children's Show
This month, Lone Star College - CyFair will present Pinocchio Commedia, a commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic by Johnny Simons.
This Harlequinade version of Pinocchio is one of his theatre's most successful productions. Simons uses the original Italian commedia names, such as Arlecchino, who later became the French Harlequin. The name "Pinocchio" may be spoken with its Italian pronunciation as pee-no-kee-o. 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. Arlecchino plays a Cricket; Pantalone plays Geppetto; Razullo, a fox; Beltrama, a cat; Pulcinella, the wicked puppet master; Pedrolina, a donkey and a fool; Columbina, a spirit and Pinocchio plays himself. The commedia flavor gives the story vigor and makes it entertainment for adults as well as children without losing the charm and significant message of Collodi's famous story.
Performances will be held at the Center for the Arts Main Stage at the Lone Star College - CyFair campus from June 26 through June 29. Daytime performances ideal for children will be held at 10:00 AM, with an evening performance on June 29 at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at $10 for general admission and $5 for LSC students and seniors.
For more information, please visit lonestar.edu/box-office-ticket-info.htm.
Source: Lone Star College - CyFair