Pinocchio, the Story of a Puppet

  • 06:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater (2nd Floor), 77 E. Randolph Street


Pinocchio, the Story of a Puppet  brings the classic children’s story alive by combining literature, theatre, dance and music. It truly represents the essence of ‘made in Italy,’ starting from the most celebrated Italian ‘piece of wood’ through the story of the timeless work of a wood carver that teaches beauty and truth.

The 90 minute performance will be performed in Italian with projected English supertitles, and is free and open to the public; seating is available on a first come, first served basis; RSVP at or 312-201-4526.

Pinocchio, the Story of a Puppet is presented by the Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago,  performed and directed by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, choreographed and danced by Michela Lucenti and Emanuela Serra, with piano music from Nino Rota and Fiorenzo Carpi performed by Gianluca Pezzino. It is presented in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi, Beretta, Lottomatica Group, Regione Toscana, ENI, and Intesa San Paolo.