A Real Boy

Oct 8 - Oct 24

When Geppetto’s latest wooden creation magically comes to life, a new story begins for an unlikely father and son.From one adventure to another, Pinocchio approaches his life with a courageous spirit and innocent optimism, while Geppetto realizes that fatherhood is more than he ever imagined it to be. But when Pinocchio learns that it’s not only his wooden frame that makes him different from the other boys, he must look within himself to discover what it truly means to be a real boy.
Written during the pandemic, Grandstreet Artistic Director Jeff Downing offers an imaginative new spin on the classic fairy tale. This world premiere theatrical event presents Pinocchio as a gay fairytale hero and features Downing himself performing alongside a small ensemble bringing Pinocchio’s magical world to life. A family-friendly adventure with sophisticated undertones, this fresh adaptation explores the joys and trials of parenthood and the importance of being true to yourself.

  • Date(s):
    • 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 8-24