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Theater & art

Stage Review

No strings, or limits, attached to ‘Pornocchio’

Long before “The Book of Mormon’’ was even a gleam in the eyes of its creators, Ryan Landry was pushing the outer limits of transgression.

Landry is at it again with “Pornocchio,’’ mobilizing his Gold Dust Orphans for a satirical and musical assault on the familiar tale of a wooden puppet who wants to be a real live boy. Directed by James P. Byrne, “Pornocchio’’ showcases Grace Carney, who gives a fine performance as the winsome title character.

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