Arden Children’s Theatre presents Pinocchio

Arden Children’s Theatre presents
April 10 – June 23, 2013 – Extended by popular demand

Arden Theatre Company concludes its 15th year of Arden Children’s Theatre with Pinocchio. Based on the story by Carlo Collodi, this version is written by Greg Banks and directed by Arden Associate Artistic Director Matthew Decker. The play is best enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older, and will run on the Arden’s Arcadia Stage from April 10-June 23, 2013.

Meet Pinocchio, a wicked wooden boy who trades his schoolbooks for candy and plays hooky at the amusement park. When his father Gepetto is swallowed by a giant whale, Pinocchio has the chance to truly be brave for the first time. Five storytellers bring this tale to life with great physicality and help from the audience’s imagination.

Following every performance of Pinocchio, children participate in a post-show question and answer session with the cast, and then have an opportunity to meet the actors in the lobby. All children also receive a free commemorative show poster to take home.

Pinocchio begins performances on Wednesday, April 10, with previews through April 13. Opening nightis set for 7pm Saturday, April 13, 2013. The run has already been extended due to popular demand, with the final performance now scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 2013. The 2012/13 season of Arden Children’s Theatre, which included Cinderella this past winter, is proudly sponsored by Comcast and Sprout.

For more information:   Call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or visit

Location:   Arden Theatre Company Arcadia Stage 40 N. 2nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106   

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Cost: Weekday Performances (Tuesday – Friday, excluding Friday nights at 7pm)
Adults: $32; Teens (13-17 yrs): $20; Kids (12 yrs and under): $16

Weekend Performances (Friday nights at 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays)
Adults: $36; Teens (13-17 yrs): $22; Kids (12 yrs and under): $18