CTG’s Chicago Street Theatre Presents Pinocchio

By: Chicago Street Theatre Last Updated: August 25, 2010

Directed by Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano & Kathleen Erny pinnochio-1

The popular Italian tale of a puppet that can walk and talk like a real boy, with a long nose that grows ever longer when he tells a lie. Pinocchio is easily convinced to join immoral adventures, such as going to a puppet show instead of school, and an island that seems to be a place of paradise but really is a trap for naughty boys. In the end, Pinocchio learns that being good and obeying his father are the keys to becoming a real boy.

Pinocchio Performance Schedule
Aug 27 - Sept 10, 2010

  • Fri, Aug 27 @ 7pm
  • Sat, Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm
  • Sun, Aug 29 @ 2:30 pm
  • Fri, Sept 3 @ 7 pm
  • Sat, Sept 4 @ 11 am & 2:30 pm
  • Sun, Sept 5 @ 2:30 pm
  • Thur, Sept 9 @ 7 pm
  • Fri, Sept 10 @ 7 pm

Co-Directors - Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano & Kathleen Erny
Assistant Director - Tiffany Rhoda
Costume Design - JoBeth Cruz
Costume Assistant - Marcia Gienapp
Sound Design - Karl Berner
Lighting Design - Arin McColley advised by Marcia Burbage
Rehearsal Assistant & Props - Auriel Felsecker
Set Design - Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano advised by Mel McColley


Stage Manager - Tiffany Rhoda
Props Crew - Patricia Schulz, Auriel Felsecker, Tiffany Rhoda, Kathleen Erny
Set Build Leader - Mel McColley
Set Construction Crew - Stan Christianson, Jerry Erny, Kathleen Erny, Tiffany Rhoda & Mike Porter.
Set Decoration Designer - Patricia Schulz
Lighting Crew - Marcia Burbage, Mikaela Meyer, Auriel Felsecker
Lighting Technicians - Mikaela Meyer, Candice Waddel, Arin McColley, Silas Rettew
Follow Spot - Candice Waddel & Alex Malangoni
Sound Technicians - Liz Bianco & Zoe Slavin

ENSEMBLE PROFILES (in alphabetical order) pinnochio-2

(The Cat)
CONNOR BOREN (Pinocchio)
JIM DASHIELL (The Coachman)
TREY ERNY (Luigi/Pinocchio Understudy)
ELIJAN SABOURIN (Alesandro) is in 6th grade.
PATRICIA SCHULZ (Signora Bonaventura)

LISA FORMOSA-PARMIGIANO (Co-Director/Director of Education) received her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC. After being selected for Life Membership to the Actors Studio in 2000, she became a core faculty member within the graduate program. She has taught privately in Chicago and New York, along with international workshops in England and Venezuela. She currently teaches at Columbia College-Chicago. Lisa is Chicago Street’s Director of Education and appeared in our production of DOUBT and directed both THE RED SHOES and HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD. She is grateful to be working with the dedicated and amazing women she has been surrounded with, especially Kathleen and Tiffany. Much love and thanks to Phil, Sal & Rudy, and her remarkable Italian family.

KATHLEEN ERNY (Co-Director) is thrilled to be working with Lisa again on her second CST endeavor. She previously assisted in directing, HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD. She would like to thank Trey Erny and Donna Blanchard for re-igniting her interest in the theatre, and Lisa for the opportunity and her beyond excellent tutelage. A special thanks to Jerry Erny for help with everything!

TIFFANY RHODA (Assistant Director) is happy to be part of such a wonderful production.


Adults Tickets $12
Children under 12 $8
With every one paid Adult ticket, you will get one child ticket (under 12) *FREE!
*Offer not available with online ticket sales. Please call the Box Office.

Reservations can be made by calling the Chicago Street Theatre box office at 219-464-1636 Monday - Friday, between 10 AM-2 PM or you may leave a message anytime and someone will return your call. You many also contact us via email at boxoffice@chicagostret.org or you may visit the website at www.chicagostreet.org.

CTG’s 56th Season is made possible through the generous support of:

  • Coastal Valley Water
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • North Coast Distribution
  • Pikk's Tavern
  • Porter County Convention, Recreation & Visitor Commission
  • The Post Tribune
  • UFS Corporation
  • Urschel Laboratories

CTG is supported, in part, by South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. GTG_logo