52 area kids participate in special play production

By Dianne Girmus
The Nebraska Signal

The story of “Pinocchio,” the wooden puppet who wanted to become a real boy, was presented Saturday, July 20, at the Geneva Rialto ll Theatre. Performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. were given by 52 Fillmore County students, grades 1-12, who attended the Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour Project from July 15-19. The event was sponsored by the Geneva Arts Council and through private donations.
Pinocchio is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. The play brought to Geneva was a version of that original story and was written for The Missoula Children’s Theatre.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre, of Missoula, Mont., is a non-profit organization, founded in 1970, that fosters enrichment and education in children of all ages through theatre. Its mission is the development of life skills (teamwork, articulation, speaking, confidence and co-operation) in children through participation in the performing arts.
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