The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (the Wooden Boy) as Told by Frankenstein's Monster (the Wretched Creature) Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 14 2012

In this decidedly non-Disney version of Pinocchio, the Neo-Futurists take the dark, twisted tale written by Italian author Carlo Collodi in the late 19th century and twist it just a bit more. It's bizarrely and excellently narrated by Frankenstein’s monster (Guy Massey), who’s more than a little bitter that he has no name. In keeping with the original version of the story, the plot is disjointed and somewhat nonsensical, not to mention violent: Pinocchio kills the talking cricket that tells him how to behave and is later hanged by a devious fox and his sidekick (but is brought back to life by the Blue Fairy). There’s no moral to this story, but there are—in true Neo-Futurist fashion—plenty of strange and funny elements, including a trio of rapping rabbits and a wheelchair drawn by a dozen-odd My Little Ponies. —Julia Thiel

Price: $10-$20

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