Dramedy. 40-50 minutes. 3-15+ females, 3-15+ males (8-30+ performers total). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary school and older audiences.
Premiered at the Community School of the Arts (Terre Haute, IN). Also available in a full-length version.
The world's most beloved puppet comes to life in this humorous and heartfelt adaptation of the Carlo Collodi classic. Geppetto, a lonely toymaker, longs to have a child to call his own. But he soon gets more than he bargained for when Pinocchio—a marionette carved from an enchanted log—springs to life before his eyes! Filled with memorable characters and magical adventures, Once Upon A Pine reminds audiences of the importance of love, friendship and honesty. And that's no lie.
"Working on Pinocchio was a director's dream. Not only was it incredibly well written with poignant wisdom and delightful comedy, but the numerous characters are immensely diverse. Each has their moment to shine. Tremendously rewarding for both myself and my students and our Art teacher had great fun working with the students creating the wonderful and magical characters." —Susan Monts-Bologna, Director, Once Upon a Pine at Community School of the Arts (Terre Haute, IN)