Vintage Pinocchio toys (Photo courtesy of IAMLA)

Italian actress Silvia Bottini ( is bringing her show, Pinocchio the Wooden Boy around the LA area, with the next date in Sylmar, on Saturday 24. The play has been produced by the Italian Consulate in LA and IAMLA (the Italian American Museum in Los Angeles), where it has also debuted. Bottini received the support of the IIC for the staging of her work.

Read an excerpt from Bottini’s page dedicated to the show. Get your tickets!

Come join us on Saturday June 24th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the beautiful Reptacular Ranch in Sylmar. You will have an extraordinary Pinocchio experience! “Pinocchio, the wooden boy” is a very engaging 45’ minutes show that premiered in April at the IAMLA museum in LA. This time it will take place in a very special location, the Reptacular Ranch in Sylmar! After a guided tour of the zoo, where the audience will get to meet almost all the animals mentioned in the original story of Pinocchio, they will sit down under the stars, where the show will begin. A Cantastorie from very far away, will tell them the story of the most famous puppet who wanted to become a real boy. At the end of the show, a very special photobooth with  Lupita the Donkey, will make your memory last. Don’t miss this beautiful two hours experience in the suggestive Los Angeles National Forest. Tickets start at $14


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