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Once Upon a Reality Productions: Penelope

Garden City Projects, Wednesday, June 27


Every piece of art has roots, and in the case of Penelope, a new play written by Erika Jenko and produced by Once Upon a Reality Productions, those roots wind all the way back to 19th-century Italy, where children's book author Carlo Lorenzini first published The Adventures of Pinocchio. In 1940, Disney adapted the story for film, capturing the hearts of Americans young and old. Now in 2018, there's Penelope, what OURP bills as a "a modern fairytale" inspired by Lorenzini's classic, with a little girl in the starring role. Stop by The Garden City Projects on Wednesday to hear a reading of the play and join a Q&A session with the production team.