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No Strings, The House Theatre of Chicago Reimagines PINOCCHIO

No Strings, The House Theatre of Chicago Reimagines PINOCCHIO

The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, review The House Theatre of Chicago’s new PINOCCHIO.

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“I believed that this Pinocchio was a real boy. There is no need to see that transformation, because he’s as real as he needs to be in this story.” - Kerry Reid talking about the Pinocchio in The House Theatre of Chicago production.

Karissa Murrell Myers as the Blue Fairy,, and Sean Garratt with Pinocchio puppet. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

Karissa Murrell Myers as the Blue Fairy,, and Sean Garratt with Pinocchio puppet. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

The House Theatre of Chicago is presenting a re-imagined version of a story we all know, PINOCCHIO. This is a world premiere, the original work adapted by House company members Joseph Steakley and Ben Lobpries.

L to R: Tina Muñoz Pandya, Karissa Murrell Myers, Brandon Rivera, Omer Abbas Salem, Sean Garratt (w/ puppet), and Carley Cornelius. Photo credit Michael Brosilow.

L to R: Tina Muñoz Pandya, Karissa Murrell Myers, Brandon Rivera, Omer Abbas Salem, Sean Garratt (w/ puppet), and Carley Cornelius. Photo credit Michael Brosilow.

The House Theatre of Chicago’s production of PINOCCHIO continues through May 19.

SHOWTIMES: Thursdays, Friday, and Saturdays at 8p, Sundays at 3pm LOCATION: The Chopin Theatre Upstairs (1543 W. Division St., Chicago

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