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Barn Arts Collective Presents Original Adaptation of Pinocchio for Summer Show

Bar Harbor – Barn Arts Collective is partnering with New York City-based production company 3 Sticks to bring an original adaptation of Pinocchio to the Criterion Theatre every Thursday and Sunday from July 6 to September 3. The production uses puppetry, projections, and music to engage all ages in the telling of this classic story.

“This is our third year presenting a show for family audiences at the Criterion Theatre, but our first year adapting from a well-known tale like Pinocchio,” said Brittany Parker, Barn Arts Producing Artistic Director. “We’re excited to share this production with both the local community and visitors to MDI, as this story of family, love, and truth could not be more relevant in today’s world.”

Starting on Thursday, July 6, the show runs every Thursday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. through September 3. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the box office an hour before showtime or online at Group rates for ten or more can be arranged by emailing [email protected].

Barn Arts Collective is an arts education organization based in Bass Harbor, Maine that develops and presents children’s programming to MDI and beyond. 3 Sticks is a New York City-based theatre company with a mission to create vibrant, innovative and topical theatre through daring music, compelling text and passionate physical theatre.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house located at 35 Cottage Street. The theatre has been a staple of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island arts community since its construction in 1932 and looks forward to a long future of welcoming theatre goers. For more information on how to become a member and purchase tickets visit or call 207-288-0829.

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