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Pinocchio 5+

Carlo Collodi / Matteo Spiazzi / 40 min

The story of Pinocchio is an incredible adventure that has been a source of excitement for many generations and is still alive today. Pinocchio is a metaphor for how mistakes can also shape man.

Mistakes aren't necessarily something bad; they are often the only way to teach us how to better understand and change our lives. As Italian writer Gianni Rodari once said, "Mistakes are necessary, beneficial as bread, and often beautiful, just look at the Tower of Pisa."

Centuries ago there lived ...  "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood." That's how Collodi's novel begins.

And with a mistake and a piece of wood, begins also our play. The puppeteer's toolbox, old puppets, and the ones that were just designed become our stage and our characters. The story reveals completely new meanings.

Some of the puppets in the play are the work of Anton Jezovšek (1905-1992), a renowned Maribor puppet designer, and are part of the collection of the Maribor Puppet Theatre. They have spoken – while waiting on shelves to be restored. We are convinced that their new life suits them, Anton Jezovšek created them to socialize with the actors and the stage.

Schedule

11 Dec / Wed
16.00 / Small hall
For closed group
12 Dec / Thu
09.00 / Small hall
For closed group
12 Dec / Thu
10.30 / Small hall
For closed group
13 Dec / Fri
09.00 / Small hall
For closed group
13 Dec / Fri
10.30 / Small hall
For closed group
14 Dec / Sat
10.00 / Small hall
Open
14 Dec / Sat
11.30 / Small hall
Open

On tour

17 Nov / Sun

Gallery

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Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Pinocchio

Crew and cast

Director and visual designer Matteo Spiazzi


Actor Miha Bezeljak


Speech advisor Metka Damjan


Costume designer Mojca Bernjak

Puppet and set designer Primož Mihevc

Puppets painted by Darka Erdelji

Lighting technician Miljenko Knezoci


Premiere — 19. September 2019


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