Raleigh Little Theatre's PINOCCHIO Opens this Week

Raleigh Little Theatre's PINOCCHIO Opens this Week

Pinocchio is the final Youth Series play in RLT's 2013-14 season, opening this Friday, April 18th in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

A lively musical version of Carlo Collodi's classic tale about a willful little wooden marionette who runs away from the carpenter, Gepetto, and straight into one fantastic adventure after another. On his journey, Pinocchio joins a troupe of commedia-style marionettes, loses his gold coin to a cunning fox and cat, meets the Magical Blue Fairy, and makes a thrilling escape from the Land of Ease, where lazy boys turn into donkeys. With lessons learned, Pinocchio returns to the arms of his father and the realization that he has become a real boy.

Next up at RLT is Bare Theatre's Two Noble Kinsmen, produced outdoors in the Stephenson Amphitheatre, May 23-31. Following up on the success of last summer's Comedy of Errors and As You Like It, this offering is a rarely performed play from late in Shakespeare's career. The production will incorporate shadow puppetry and circus performances from Cirque de Vol Studios.

Tickets for all events at RLT can be purchased by calling the box office (919)-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon-5 PM, or by visiting the theatre's website at www.raleighlittletheatre.org. Pinocchio runs from April 18-27. The Thursday and Friday showings are at 7:30 PM while Saturday and Sunday each have a 1 PM matinee and a 5 PM performance, but there are no performances on April 20th in observance of Easter. There are two performances for schools on Thursday, May 1st at 10 AM and 1 PM. Tickets for Adults & Teens are $15 and tickets for Children (age 12 and under) are $10.

Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607, adjacent to the Raleigh Rose Garden.

Photo by Curtis Brown Photography

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