A nose for theater: MPA offers ‘Pinocchio’

04/10/2014 12:00 AM

04/09/2014 4:07 PM

One of the classic fairy tales in children’s literature, the tale of the marionette who becomes a little boy, “Pinocchio” comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday.

Modesto Performing Arts offers the presentation of this children’s story written by Carlo Collodi in 1883. The play version adheres closely to the original story, according to press materials.

All the famous characters are included: Gepetto, Pinocchio’s creator and “father”; the cat and the fox who attempt to lead Pinocchio to evil ways; Fire Eater, who runs the Grand Puppet Theater; and the Blue Fairy, who teaches Pinocchio right from wrong and changes him from a puppet into a real boy.

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