April 18 - May 14
Ideal for ages 8 and up

A Neverbird Project
Created by Levi Holloway and Katy Boza

"Don’t be fooled; this is no ordinary children’s theater — this is theater for everyone." - Performink, Critic's Choice

About this Show
A boy marionette, a toy maker, and a talking cricket. You think you know the story of Pinocchio, but you’ve never experienced anything like this.

CCT’s second stage show in The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre, Pinocchio, a Neverbird Project production, is a sophisticated exploration of love, loss, family, and the lessons we can teach each other.

An exciting collaboration of Deaf and hearing actorsPinocchio is a fantastical, re-imagining of a beloved children’s tale utilizing extensive ASL (American Sign Language) that is seamlessly inclusive and accessible for all audiences.

How do you allow joy and grief to live in your heart simultaneously? With the collaboration of Deaf and hearing actors, the  story Pinocchio comes to life as on stage at our new home – The Station in April. It’s a love letter to our youth, and the life that’s ahead of us – just so long as we put one foot in front of the other.

Pinocchio is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Access Weekend
All performers sign in ASL (American Sign Language) throughout the entire production.

We will offer audio description of the 2pm shows on April 29 and 30. Open captioning will be available for the 2pm and 6pm performances on Saturday April 29 and the 2pm performance on Sunday, April 30.

For more information about access and inclusion at CCT, contact the Access department – redkite@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

What Critics are Saying

“Don’t be fooled; this is no ordinary children’s theater — this is theater for everyone.” – Performink, Critic’s Choice

“It must be seen to be fully appreciated.” – Chicago Theatre Review, Highly Recommended

full of innocence and love, loss and growth, and hope for our lives to come.”  Chicago Parent

great actors and a really moving story. I loved it.”  Ada Grey Reviews for You


Chicago Children’s Theatre
The Station
100 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607
Box Office: 872-222-9555
Box Office Phone Hours:
9 AM – 1 PM on Tuesday-Friday

The Station is a short walk from the Racine blue line station. Parking is currently available in the following locations:
-Limited parking in the lot on the south side of The Station
-Impark parking lot, located at 1301 West Madison Street
-On-street parking, metered at $2/hour, 3 hour maximum

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