Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio

One day, Gepetto was carving a piece of wood. With falling chips, the shapeless mass slowly but surely gains human-like shapes. Shortly after, a likeable scamp emerges from the wood and is named Pinocchio. Just as he appears in the world, he immediately starts playing tricks. He dashes into the wide world to meet adventures which fate never skimped him. He is daring, resolute, and maybe a bit inconsiderate as every young man. Pinocchio fears only one thing: that they will catch him, force him to work or, the horror! – send him to school. He runs away from school but he does not avoid education, the most severe one, which is funded by life to all daredevils. He loves adventures but as the time passes, he understands more clearly that one has to listen to the heart but follow reason. Pinocchio is a lucky person, as much as he is a roughneck, because he has Gepetto, a father who never stops loving him.

“Pinocchio” is a classic and vital entry in children’s literature but also a story which can move viewers of all ages. Andrzej Jacobson’s songs and remarkably rich visuals are its strong advantages. They include not only the carefully crafted scenography elements, but also computer animations. Puppet animations were developed by Andrzej Beya Zaborski, a known actor of the Białystok Puppet Theater, the star of the “A Rise in the Market” play staged at the Drama Theater.

Pinocchio is a play that possesses a very modern form in which the beauty and moral eloquence of Carlo Collodi’s story were preserved.

 

Premiere: February 8, 2009
Stage: main
Admission: full ticket 18 PLN, reduced ticket 16 PLN

Duration: 100 min. (including break)
Translation: Zofia Jachimecka
Director: Piotr Dąbrowski
Assistant Director: Julia Wacławik-Dąbrowska
Scenography: Katarzyna Gabrat-Szymańska
Music: Romuald Kozakiewicz
Song lyrics: Andrzej Jacobson
Animations: SOYA
Choreography: Wojciech Blaszko
Cast: 
    · Rafał Olszewski: Pinocchio 
    · Franciszek Utko: Gepetto, the Owner, the Tradesman, the Merchant, the Waggoner, the Bee, the Child 
    · Tadeusz Grochowski: Gepetto, the Owner, the Tradesman, the Merchant, the Waggoner 
    · Krystyna Kacprowicz-Sokołowska: the Narrator 
    · Danuta Bach: the Cricket 
    · Agnieszka Możejko-Szekowska: the Fox, the Child, the Bee, the Puppet
    · Katarzyna Mikiewicz: the Cat, the Child, the Bee, the Puppet 
    · Bernard Bania: the Peasant, the Tuna, the Butterfly, the Gendarme, the Child, the Bee 
    · Maciej Radziwanowski: the Harlequin, the Candlewick, the Falcon, the 1st Marten, Death 
    · Monika Zaborska-Wróblewska: the Fairy, the Girl 
    · Piotr Półtorak: the Fire Eater, the 2nd Marten, the Innkeeper, the Bee, the Child 
    · Ewa Palińska: Pucinella, the Parrot, the Child 
    · Sławomir Popławski: the Pigeon, the Bee, the Child 
    · Jolanta Skorochodzka: the Owl, the Midsummer Worm, the Child, the Bee, the Puppet, the Ladrybird
    · Krzysztof Ławniczak: Gendarme, the Doctor, the Child, the Earthworm 
    · Arleta Godziszewska: the Ladybird

Author of photographs: Konrad Adam Mickiewicz

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