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Geppetto Concrete Temple Theatre

About the show

Gepetto, aka “G”, and his puppet companions Omino and Donina are the main characters. The inspiration for Geppetto was co-producer Carlo’s, explaining: “I am not physically disabled and have been a dancer for most of my life. The very idea of losing a limb was horrific to me, which is why I was totally awe struck when I heard Hugh Herr, a double amputee, say that he feels fortunate that he is very different from those of us with feet of flesh. His feet (he has 20 interchangeable pairs) can already do some individual tasks (mountain climb, swim) more efficiently than our flesh feet can. He knows that he can look forward to having feet that will only get better and more versatile, while my flesh feet will age, get less agile and less able. This to me is both mysterious and wonderful. Since the removal and replacement of limbs would be intrinsic to creating a piece whose subject matter is prosthetics, puppets are an obvious choice. Moreover, I was struck by Hugh Herr's adaptability, how his loss made him a better person."

Credits

Text & Direction by: Renee Philippi
Performed, Designed & Built by: Carlo Adinolfi
Composed by: Lewis Flinn
Cellist: Jeanette Stenson

Lighting Design & Stage Management: Casey McLain
Press Representative: David Gibbs/DARR Publicity
 

Concrete Temple Theatre
Artistic Directors: Renee Philippi & Carlo Adinolfi
Outreach & Marketing Coordinator: Amy Rose Marsh
Production Coordinator: Casey McLain
Associate: Ashley Andrews
 

Tickets

$20 general admission / $15 Senior/Student ID

Thur, Jun 13 - Mon, Jun 30 

Thur - Mon @ 7pm | Saturdays @ 2pm & 7pm 

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