Pinocchio at Sutter Street Theatre

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Pinocchio
Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre. Left to right are David Valpreda, Jordan Bigger and Dom Mercado.

Is there a more peculiar repercussion for lying than what happens to Pinocchio?

Who nose. Er, knows.

What is certain is that audience members are in for a treat when Sutter Street Theatre presents “Pinocchio” starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, for a run that extends through Feb. 20. Here’s how the Folsom theater (717 Sutter St.) describes the show, written by Kathryn Schultz Miller:

“Pinocchio tangles with tricksters, Fox and Cat and Lampwick and his no-good buddies in the Land of Toys in this classic tale. Will he save Geppetto from the belly of the whale? Will he ever prove that he is good enough to become a real boy?

“The story comes alive as Lorenzo invites you to see his show! The audience helps Pinocchio locate Hickory the Cricket, there’s a puppeteer with live puppets, kindly Geppetto, mischievous kids and so much more, including the whale.”

The production is directed by Mike Jimena. Tickets are $15–$21 and can be purchased online.

Sutter Street’s Family Series continues with “Urinetown,” Feb. 26–March 20; “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” April 2–24;  “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” May 7–29; “Lion King Experience,” June 25–July 10; “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” July 30–Aug. 21; “Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland,” Sept. 3–25; “Anne of Green Gables,” Oct. 8–30; “Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage!” Nov. 12–27; and “The Magic Toyshop,” Dec. 10–23.

For more information, visit Sutter Street Theatre’s website.