Photo Flash: Concrete Temple Theatre's World Premiere of GEPPETTO at HERE

June 14
3:10 PM 2013

Concrete Temple Theatre proudly presents the World Premiere of Geppetto, written and directed by Renee Philippi, performed and designed by Carlo Adinolfi, with original music composed by Lewis Flinn (Lysistrata Jones & The Little Dog Laughed on Broadway) performed live by cellist Jeanette Stenson. Geppetto runs from June 13 - 30, 2013 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin June 13 for a June 16 opening. Check out a first look below!

Performances are Thursdays - Mondays at 7pm with additional shows on Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at http://www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. The running time is 1 hour. The show is appropriate for adults and adventurous children 8 and up. For more information visit http://ConcreteTempleTheatre.com.

Acclaimed performer Carlo Adinolfi plays Geppetto, aka G, in this heart-wrenching and hilarious tale of a poor Italian immigrant puppeteer whose life unravels when his closest companions, two well-worn puppets he created for his shows, begin to fall apart. After the passing of his beloved wife and fellow-puppeteer Donna, G and his puppets struggle to create a new play. But as his puppets begin to disintegrate and his own heart breaks, G must try fix them and heal himself so that the show, and his life, can go on. Drawing inspiration from Pinocchio, The Old Man and the Sea and the inspiring true story of double-amputee Hugh Herr's incredible return to rock climbing, Geppetto is an exploration of resilience and ingenuity in the face of loss and change.

Photos by Stefan Hagen

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