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When:   April 27, 2011 8:00pm-9:05pm
Where:   Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street at Rivington
New York, NY
Price:   $5-20
Type:   Arts

Once upon a time there lived... 'a king!' my little readers will say immediately. No children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there lived a piece of wood.
Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio

a work from Immediate Medium
conceived by Max Dana

Witness Pinocchio's dramatic escape from the belly of the asthmatic shark! Listen in astonishment as the beautiful blue child with the blue hair lectures him on his questionable life choices! Gaze in amazement upon the wonders of the Land of Crazy Sweet Candy Chaos!

Immediate Medium's re-imagining of Collodi's original 1883 text is definitely not your grandmother's Pinocchio. A psychedelic mashup of original music, projections, live video compositing, masks, found objects and Italianate gibberish, The Assassins Chase Pinocchio fractures the storytelling tradition into an immersive multimedia experience for all! 

Appropriate for children ages 4, 24, 34 and 104. 
And probably ages in between.

The Assassins Chase Pinocchio is the third in IM's recent series of literary adaptations that includes Chuck. Chuck. Chuck. (2009), an examination of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, and Doesn't Everybody Do It In Paris? (2010), a dance theater work exploring Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Reviewers called these productions thrilling and relentless (The Village Voice), a rich fusion of live and recorded sounds and images (Backstage) and a poetry of performance" (

Press Previews - Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 at 8pm
Opening Night - Friday, April 29 at 8pm
Closing Night Gala - Saturday, May 14 at 7pm
Show Times - Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm / Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm / Sundays (May 1 and 8) at 3pm

Admission - $20 adults/$10 children
Previews and Sundays - Half price!
Gala Performance and Party - $50 individual tickets

Tickets can be purchased online at or

created and performed by Lisa Clair, Max Dana, Siobhan Towey and Liz Vacco
original music by Alex Bleeker (Real Estate) and G. Lucas Crane (Woods)
production design by Maki Takenouchi, Jason Gandy & Lydia Fine
sound and video by Rob Ramirez

Jillian Sweeney/Kristina Weise, (646) 470-7804
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This program is supported, in part, by our donors and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of A.R.T./New York.

Additional Info/Contact:
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