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The TRUE Story of Pinocchio, DIRECTED BY ERIC BASS.

 The New England Youth Theatre presents The TRUE Story of Pinocchio, opening February 5, 2009 and performing for two weekends.

Rich in metaphor and decidedly darker than the popular cartoon version of the tale, The TRUE Story of Pinocchio has been faithfully adapted from Carlo Collodi’s original Italian novel by director Eric Bass. First serialized from 1881-1883 as “Le Avventure di Pinocchio” in Il Giornale dei Bambini, the story was completed as a book for children in 1883 and became an instant success.

Not able to develop his physical humanity until he has found the humanity of love and kindness, Pinocchio remains one of the great examples of "growing up" and of finding that love comes with a responsibility to oneself and to others. Performed by a company of actors age 12 and older, the production employs an extensive use of shadows and silhouettes.

The TRUE Story of Pinocchio is presented Thu-Sun, Feb. 5-8 and 12-15.   Evening shows are Thu at 7:00 pm, Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm. Matinees are Sat & Sun at 3:00 pm. Tickets for adults are $11.50, Students & Seniors $9.50.

This NEYT production is presented through the generous sponsorship of the Bear Bookshop.

For tickets please go to, purchase by phone Monday-Friday during business hours or in person at the theatre each Wednesday from 1-5pm.  Tickets may also be purchased at the box office during the hour before each performance.  NEYT is located at 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro.  Our telephone number is 802-246-6398.

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