Event Dates and Times
Dakota Stage Theater - 412 East Main, Bismarck ND 58501
A fun and engaging play performed by adults for children! All ages welcome!
Saturday, February 18th 2:00 PM
Tickets available online at www.dakotastageltd.com or at the door.
Adults $7, Children $5, Children Ages 3 & Under Free
Directed by Shaina Hovrud
With the unique spirit and fun of commedia dell’arte, Pinocchio springs to life from a block of wood. This version of the classic story follows the events of the original Collodi tale and is told by the commedia players Arlequin, Punchin, Rosetta, Pantalone, and Columbine. Their physical humor and witty banter breathe new life and energy into this classic fairy tale.
Commedia dell’arte, Italian for “comedy of the professional artists,” was a popular form of improvisational theatre that began in Italy in the 15th century and continued in its appeal for centuries. The influence of commedia dell’arte is evident in much of our contemporary comedy, most notably in the great commedia artists of the 20th century, the Marx Brothers.
Emmalee Riegler at 701-248-4998