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      Pinocchio comes to life

      Apr. 24, 2012

      Geordie Productions – a Montreal-based theatre company that caters to young audiences – is bringing Pinocchio to life. But not the Walt Disney version, no, no. Montreal actor and writer Harry Standjofski chose to adapt the original 1883 story by Florence-born writer Carlo Collodi for the stage.

      The play follows the mischievous wooden puppet from mishap to mishap as he learns that taking responsibility for his actions will finally allow him to become the real boy he’s always wanted to be.

      The play stars Alain Goulem, Amanda Kellock, Meilie Ng, Warona Setshwaelo, and Antoine Yared under the direction of Dean Patrick Fleming. Set design is by Ana Cappelluto. Costumes and puppets by Cathia Pagotto.

      Pinocchio is being presented from April 24 until May 6 at the Centaur Theatre, located at 453 Saint-François-Xavier in Old Montreal. The play has a number of scheduled school matinee performances that are for the most part sold out. Public performances are as follows: Thursday, April 26 at 7:00PM (Opening Night); Saturday, April 28 at 3:00PM; Sunday, April, 29 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM; Saturday, May 5 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM; and Sunday, May 6 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM.

      The play is appropriate for ages six and up. Tickets range from $18.00 for adults to $14.50 for children. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (514) 845-9810, or online at

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