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Pinokio

First show for children in Nowy Teatr

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Performance directed by Anna Smolar
based on “Pinokio” by Joël Pommerat - adaptation of the classical fairy tale by Carlo Collodi, translated by Maryna Ochab.

Premiere: 31 May 2014
On the occasion of Children’s day, on 1 June 2014 we will present the show twice and invite children for a day full of attractions.

Directed by: Anna Smolar
Stage design: Anna Met
Costumes: Anna Nykowska
Visualisations: Filip Zagórski, VJ FX
Composer: Natalia Fiedorczuk
Live music by: Natalia Fiedorczuk, Karolina Rec
Light: Rafał Paradowski
Director's assistant: Adam Kasjaniuk

Cast: Monika Babula, Magdalena Cielecka, Dominika Knapik, Łukasz Kos, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Piotr Polak, Magdalena Popławska, Maciej Stuhr / Wojciech Kalarus.

First show for children in Nowy Teatr.
Performance for audience aged 5 and above

Caution! Our Pinokio IS NOT about:
a good boy
learning humility
becoming normal

Our Pinokio IS about:
eternal desire for freedom,
power of revolt,
limits of identity, including corporeal identity


Authors of the show stay clear from archaic educational vision based on the principle: ‘meet the expectations of adults, and you will be rewarded’. Pinokio fights for his independence with his whole body. Over and over, he defies all authorities. Like babe in the woods, he seeks a route to freedom, or, as a matter of fact, to independence. And – probably, like many of his contemporaries – he suspects that money gives freedom. Where does his hyper-materialism stem from? A lie becomes his only tool to escape poverty, in which his father exists. Pinokio is ashamed and lies. He risks and bluffs, ready to lose his life, so as not to reveal what house he comes from. Pinokio irritates, he is full of faults, but also attracts and fascinates. His dreams may be crooked; but he remains faithful to them.
Pinokio will set himself free from wood only after experiencing many temptations and falls. Far from ideal, but forever independent.

Joël Pommerat – one of the current most outstanding French authors and directors – he is capable of a dialogue with a present time. He treats children as seriously as adults. He elicits laughter marked with melancholy and thus asks important questions. His “Pinokio” is a new incarnation of a character that children’s imagination is well familiar with.

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Financed by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage:

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In cooperation with

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