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Strings Attached

Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre’s second year MFA ensemble presents “Strings Attached,” an adaptation of the timeless classic “The Adventures of Pinocchio.”


In the annual Adaptation Project, inspired literary works come to life, taking dynamic theatrical form as they move from the written word to the embodied actor. “Strings Attached” performs in the Carlo Theatre for four performances only – Feb. 20-23, at 8 p.m. This student performance is not suitable for children, and is pay what you can.


“When you love someone, there are strings attached,” says Dell’Arte International faculty member Elizabeth Colón Nelson, who’s directing the ensemble. “Join us as we smash crickets, chop off noses that grow, and dive deep into the belly of a whale to find our lost loved ones.”


This adapted work is the culmination of a two month-long study in the translation of fiction from the medium of the page to the stage. Again, this performance contains adult themes and language and is not suitable for children.


The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre offers the only accredited MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre in North America. Its training programs attract students from around the world, with more than 1,000 graduates from 41 countries since the formation of the school in 1975. As one of only a handful of professional ensemble-based theatres in the United States, Dell’Arte is internationally recognized for its work to push the boundaries of physical theatre, its actor-creator training programs, and for pioneering “theatre of place.”

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