When a lonely old ice-cream seller named Gelato is given a puppet by the mysterious Beckwoman of Commercial Drive, his dreams of having a child suddenly come true. Join a
When a lonely old ice-cream seller named Gelato is given a puppet by the mysterious Beckwoman of Commercial Drive, his dreams of having a child suddenly come true. Join a locally famous cricket, an angry orca, and a dastardly fox as poor Pinocchio does his best to tell everyone the truth and become a real boy. Will there be a Cappuccino War between the Abruzzos and the Calabrias? And why are all those kids ditching class to go to Hastings Racecourse? Don’t worry, Pinocchio—just follow your nose!
East Van Panto returns for a seventh year, welcoming back the creative team behind last year’s hit Wizard of Oz: playwright Marcus Youssef, composer Veda Hille, and director Stephen Drover.
Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto has become a Vancouver tradition, to the point where it’s hard to imagine the holidays without it.” —Vancouver Musicals
*Recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, The Cultch recommends East Van Panto: Pinocchio for ages 5 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Nov 20–21, 7PM: Preview
Nov 22, 7PM: Opening
Nov 23 & 24, Nov 26–Dec 01, 7PM
Dec 3–8, 10–15, 17–22, 26–29, 7PM
Jan 2–5, 7PM
Nov 23, 24 & 30, 2PM
Dec 1, 7–8, 14–15, 21–22, 26, 28–29, 2PM
Jan 2, 4, 5, 2PM
Nov 30, 2PM
120 min including intermission
November 20 (Wednesday) 10:50 pm - January 5 (Sunday) 10:50 pm