Wheelock Family Theatre presents
influenced by Japanese theatrical traditions
January 30 – February 22, 2015
at 180 The Riverway on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district
The world premiere of an original adaptation by Steven Bogart and Wendy Lement, Pinocchio’s tale illustrates the challenges and struggles that accompany growing up. While being lured away from his loving home with promises of instant fame, fast money, and a life of fun and leisure, the impetuous Pinocchio must learn what is truly important in life.
Influenced by Japanese theatrical traditions, Pinocchio’s adventures are told through mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography, making the transformation of an animated puppet into a real live boy, a magical, dynamic, and deeply moving experience. WFT’s Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages.