New Stage Theatre Brings PINOCCHIO To Jackson
On Wednesday October 17th, 2018 New Stage Theatre presented an in-school performance of Pinocchio at Baker Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi as part of the New Stage Theatre Arts-in-Education statewide touring program. This performance was sponsored by Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz P.C.
Adapted by Greg Banks, this captivating and unique 50-minute retelling of Carlo Collidi's Pinocchio will ignite the imagination of young audiences everywhere! This updated, fast-paced version of the classic tale follows the little puppet Pinocchio on his quest to become a real boy. Will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and alluring adventures be too much? Children are asked to interact with the cast as they follow Pinocchio as he discovers that only by being truthful, selfless and kind to others will his dream of becoming a real boy ever become a reality. Pinocchio is best suited for elementary school audiences. Pinocchio is available for performances beginning October 9, 2018 through May 10, 2019.
The performance was followed by an open discussion between The Acting Company and the students. The discussion explored the literature, the themes of the play, and the experience of acting.
Directed by Sharon Miles, Education Director at New Stage, Pinocchio is performed by New Stage's Professional Apprentice Company members Cherry Rendel, Hayden Schubert, Sarah Coleman and Jordan Williams.
New Stage Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre. The New Stage Arts-in-Education touring program is sponsored by Entergy Mississippi, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation, The Chisholm Foundation, and the Fountain Family Foundation.
For further information call Education Director Sharon Miles at (601) 948-3533 ext. 232.