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“Pinocchio” by Joël Pommerat

Pommerat raises in his personal way the issues of fatherhood, poverty and freedom.


The play “Pinocchio” by Joël Pommerat, is a very interesting point of view of Carlo Collodi’s famous story. Pinocchio was born after the tree wonder wood falls under the storm and this poor and generous man decided to make a puppet. Pinocchio is naïve but has many faults. He starts life as a vulgar, demanding and deeply unpleasant character. He cares little for the dictums of patience and hard work.


Nevertheless, growing up sometimes would start with “the nose” and that’s how one understands the importance of the “truth”. The life lessons Pinocchio learns are based on very real consequences. He understands he needs to be responsible, not because one says so, but because he experiences the consequences of not being so.


Joël Pommerat’s aspect of Pinocchio avoids clichés and simplistic moralizing for children and becomes a powerful engaging play for all ages.  It stages a direct and rather dark version of the children’s tail and raises in his personal way the issues of fatherhood, poverty and freedom.


The Artbassador would be happy to license the play “Pinocchio” for a stage production in Greece and Cyprus, on behalf of the French Society “SACD”.