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Life's Lessons Abound in "Pinocchio"
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 4-6


West Windsor, N.J. -- Follow the adventures of "Pinocchio," a puppet on a mission to be a real boy. The Yardley Players presents this heart-warming fairytale classic at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre on Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening performance on Feb. 4.

Lonely old Geppetto carves himself a son out of wood. No sooner does he complete the job than the puppet springs to life. But Pinocchio is not yet a real boy. First he must prove himself worthy. After many missteps - and a nose that grows longer with each one - Pinocchio finally learns the important lessons of honesty, bravery and loyalty that ensure his entry into the human world.

Featured in "Pinocchio" are Stephen Szemis of West Windsor as Pinocchio; Michael McCollum of Feasterville, Pa., as Geppetto; Jeffrey Milstein of East Windsor as Master Cherry; Laura Murey of Hamilton as Blue Fairy; Kyle Ossowski of Lawrenceville as Harlequin; Emma Rulli of Burlington as Columbine; Marina Vrahnos of Plainsboro as Fire Eater; Caroline Scott of Skillman as The Fox; Simon Hamilton of Princeton as The Cat; Claire Norden of Newtown, Pa., as Candlewick; Douglas Eberhart of Yardley, Pa., as Barker; Jim Guenther of Lawrenceville as Coachman; and Walter Smyth of Trevose, Pa., as The Voice of the Cricket.

Tickets are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible.For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:









Stephen Szemis, right, is Pinocchio
and Michael McCollum is Geppetto.
Pinnochio (Stephen Szemis) and Candlewick (Claire Norden)
are tempted by coachman Jim Guenther.
The Blue Fairy (Laura Murey) helps Pinocchio (Stephen Szemis)
in his quest to become a real boy.

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