“The play focuses on a longing for magic, a wish for a transformative power…A compelling performance, enhanced by haunting cello music… It celebrates human ingenuity.”

The New York Times

Geppetto is a puppeteer who, dealing with the loss of his puppet and life partner, must learn to move on and make art on his own. What ensues is a charming and inventive work as Geppetto finds himself desperately improvising to overcome the challenges of performing solo, while at the same time scrambling to devise new storylines, new characters, and even new limbs for his puppet hero. Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities was inspired by an NPR story on Hugh Herr, whose legs were amputated after a climbing accident, and who now designs technologically advanced artificial limbs.

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Production History

Hudson Opera House 2013, Hudson NY

Bard SummerScape 2013, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

7 City Tour of Northern Italy 2013

Teatro Jaco & Embassy Club de Artes 2014, Costa Rica

SoHo Playhouse 2014, NYC

Pontine Theatre 2014, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Flint Institute of Arts 2016, Flint, MI

South Korea Tour 2017: Gwangju Cultural Center, Baekseok University & Jeju 

Storytelling Arts Center 2017, Laurinburg, NC

Detroit Institute of Arts 2017

Dixon Place 2017, NY

Canal Cafe Theatre 2018, London

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