Pinocchio

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Characters:

Geppetto

Blue Fairy

Pinnocchio

Man

Cat

Fox

Boy 1

Boy 2

Neighbor

SCRIPT:

Narrator: Once upon a time there was a kind carpenter named Geppetto.

Geppetto: I feel very lonely …  I have nobody to talk to. I work all day making chairs and tables…..  but now, I will do something different. Something I have never done.

Narrator: So he took a piece of pine wood  and started making a puppet.  He worked all day carefully carving each detail.

Geppetto: How beautiful it  is!  How I wish that he were a real boy. I have always wanted to have a son… your name will be Pinocchio.

Narrator: That night when Geppetto was sleeping, a Blue Fairy came to his house.  He stared at the puppet and said.

Blue Fairy: Pinnochio, it is true, you are beautiful… and with my magic wand I will give you life.

Narrator: Then the puppet opened his eyes and started moving slowly.  And the fairy added.

Blue Fairy: Pinocchio, I want you to be a brave, honest and generous boy… so every time you tell a lie, your nose and your ears will grow, and when you tell the truth, they will be normal again.

Narrator: Then the fairy disappeared.  Next morning when Geppetto woke up he heard somebody calling him.

Pinocchio: Father… father

Geppetto: Who´s calling me?

Pinocchio: It’s me… Pinocchio.  Don’t you recognize me?

Geppetto: It seems like I am dreaming…  Finally I have a son!

Narrator: A few days later Geppetto started thinking about Pinocchio´s education.

Geppetto: Pinocchio, you need to go to school.

Pinocchio: But… father… I want to be with you always.

Geppetto: So do I, Pinocchio, but you have to learn.  I want you to be an intelligent boy.  I can not teach you many thing that you can only learn in school.

Pinocchio: Then, I will go to school!  I will study hard so that I can have a good job and earn a lot of money.

Geppetto: We don’t need the money, Pinocchio.  We are happy the way we live.

Pinocchio: I know father, but I want to buy you a coat.

Geppetto: Very well, but now, go to school, it’s getting late.

Pinocchio: Good-bye father!

Geppetto: Good-bye, Pinocchio!

Narrator: When Pinocchio was on his way to school he heard a man shouting.

Man: Come in!  Ladies and Gentlemen!  Come and see out puppet show!

Pinocchio: A puppet show?  Wow… puppets like me… I have to go and see them.

Narrator: So Pinocchio instead of going to school, he went to see the puppet show.

Pinocchio: Oh, I am so happy that I want to dance with them.

Narrator: And he climbed onto the stage and started dancing.  But soon he realized that they were not real puppets like him.

Pinnochio: I can dance and sing better than these puppets and I don’t need strings like they do.

Puppet Master: Get off my stage!

Narrator: Then when the audience saw that he didn’t have strings they started shouting.

Audience: Hooray, hooray!

Puppet Master: They liked him! … boy, do you want to be in our show?  You can earn a lot of money!

Pinocchio: No, because I have to go to school.

Puppet Master: Then take these coins.  You danced very well.

Pinocchio: Thank you, sir.

Narrator: And Pinocchio left the theater and started walking to school.  Then he heard someone calling him.

Cat: Well, well, well! …  are you in a hurry, little boy?

Pinocchio: Yes, I am going to buy a coat for my father.

Cat: Oh, come on… that’s not enough money to buy a coat.  Wouldn’t you like to have more?

Pinocchio: Yes, but how?

Cat: That’s easy.  If you plant your coins in the Field of Miracles, a plant will grow and it will give you a lot of money.

Pinocchio: And where is that field?

Fox: We will take you there.

Narrator: So the cat and the fox, who in fact were two liars, took Pinocchio to a far away place.

Pinocchio: Is this the place?

Fox and Cat: Yes it is.  This the place where you will give us your money!

Pinocchio: But you said…

Cat: I know what I said!

Fox: Didn´t they tell you not to trust strangers?

Narrator: Then they took Pinocchio’s money, tied him to a tree, and left him there all by himself.

Pinocchio: Help!  Help!  Somebody help me!  Please!

Narrator: But nobody heard him. Then the Blue Fairy appeared but Pinochio could not tell her the truth.

Blue Fairy: And where did you loose the coins?

Pinocchio: When I was crossing the river.

Narrator: Then Pinocchio felt strange.

Pinocchio: What is happening to me?  Why is my nose growing?

Narrator: And he started crying.

Blue Fairy: I once told you that every time you tell a lie, your nose will grow and when you tell the truth, it will shrink.  Now, go straight home and don’t stop for any reason.

Pinocchio: Thank you good fairy, I will never lie again.  You can be sure of that!

Blue Fairy: I hope so, Pinocchio.

Narrator: When Pinocchio was on his way home, he met two boys that were laughing and playing.

Pinocchio: What is happening?

Boy 1: We are going to Fun Land.

Pinocchio: What kind of place is that?  I never heard of that place?

Boy 2: It’s a place where there’s a party every day!  There are no schools and no teachers.

Boy 1: Do you want to come with us?

Narrator: Then the Blue fairy appeared.

Blue Fairy: Didn’t you promise you would go to school?

Pinocchio: Yes, I have been there.

Narrator: And then his ears started changing.  Now he had donkey ears.

Pinocchio: Uh, uh… I am sorry… I lied again.

Blue Fairy: Go home, Pinnochio!

Pinocchio: Yes, Blue Fairy.

Narrator: He went home, but Geppetto wasn´t there.  Then he heard someone calling him.

Neighbor: Pinocchio!  Pinocchio!

Pinocchio: What´s wrong?

Neighbor: Pinocchio, I was at the beach and I saw Geppetto going into the water, when suddenly a big whale swallowed him!

Pinocchio: Let’s go, I have to save him!

Narrator: Both went to the beach.

Pinocchio: You stay here, I will go into the water and find that whale.

Narrator: When the whale appeared again, it swallowed him too. When he was inside the whale he saw Geppetto and both hugged.

Pinocchio: We have to get out of here.  We will burn a fire so the whale opens its mouth.

Narrator: And they did.  When they were out of the whale’s mouth they swam towards the beach.  Then the Blue Fairy appeared.

Blue Fairy: Geppetto, your dream will come true!

Narrator: And the Blue Fairy touched Pinocchio with her magic wand.

Pinocchio: Look at me father!  I am a real boy!

The End

Original Story by:  Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826 – October 26, 1890), better known as Carlo Collodi.

Adapted by K I D S I N C O

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