Pinocchio Commedia

Kenny Dorham’s Backyard
1106 East 11th Street

Directed by:
David Yeakle

Running only two weekends:
July 16, 17, 18 at 7 p.m.;
July 24 at 11 a.m.
July 25 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

$12 for Adults
$6 for Children under 12

For More Information:
Harold McMillan


For Tickets and Information: AusTIX at 474-TIXS (8497) or online at

Outdoor theatre at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street (3 blocks east of I-35, right next to the historic Victory Grill). Lots of Free Parking! Open seating! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs! Barbeque and drinks sold before the show! KIDDIE POOL SEATING – WEAR A SWIMSUIT! Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 children under 12.

The company who brought you The Red Balloon, Tongue and Groove Theatre is proud to present Pinocchio Commedia for a limited engagement on Austin’s historic east side. This family-friendly whimsical play is based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story and features a misfit troupe of commedia characters valiantly attempting to stage the story of Pinocchio, the living wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy.

Costumes by Hilah Johnson. Masks by Ben Schave.  Photography by George Brainard. Graphic design by Leah Lovise.

Featuring Kelli Bland (The Red Balloon, Murder Ballad Murder Mystery), Westen Borghesi (Silent Stage, The White Ghost Shivers), Ben Schave (…Some Other Day, Murder Ballad Murder Mystery), Miranda Guillory (The Smoking Lesson), Aja McMillan (Lysistrata), George Riley (The Red Balloon); with Gricelda Silva (The Red Balloon) as Pinocchio.

Tongue and Groove Theatre is a sponsored project of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art.