The Theatre School Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL


by Moses Goldberg

directed by Ann Wakefield



OCT 12, 2013- NOV 16, 2013

TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM


​​scenic design by Gregory Pinsoneault

costume design by Anne Stebbins

lighting design by Zachary Dietrich Malsich

sound design by Kevin A. Cushman

dramaturgy by Julianne Schwartz

stage management by Abbie Betts




Box Office: (312) 922-1999


Hansel and Gretel love to cause mischief. When they are sent to the woods to find berries for their mother, curiosity gets the best of them, and they enter a mysterious candy-covered cottage. In this adaption of the Brothers Grimm tale, Hansel and Gretel—with the help of the audience—must learn to work together to get themselves out of a sticky situation.


Recommended for all ages.


​THEMES: Adaptation, Creative Thinking, Fairy tales and Storytelling, Family, Stranger Danger


The cast features Lucy Blehar (Trickle/ Gretel), George Booker (Bulbov/ Father/ Creator of Forest/ The Sandman/ The Witch's Rooster), Tyler Esselman (Staggio/ The Witch),Joe Keery (Bucol/ Hansel), Madison McLean (Sabrina/ Mother/ Creator of Forest/ The Witch's Cat), Erica Murphy (Kiko the Mime).



​Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:
If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.


Audio Description & Touch Tour:
The performance of Hansel and Gretel on Nov 19th at 2 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 1:15 PM. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (312) 922-1999. 
Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:
The performances of HANSEL AND GRETEL on Oct 24th and Oct 27th at 2 PM will also be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975.

We also offer Sennheiser Infra-red personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request.


Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences is the oldest continually producing children’s theatre in the Midwest. Founded as the Goodman Children's Theatre in 1925 and recognized as a pioneer of theatre for families, Chicago Playworks welcomes more than 30,000 students and families to our highly-celebrated productions each season. Today we are dedicated to reflecting our audience's experience in an urban, contemporary, and multi-ethnic environment.

Entire run of HANSEL AND GRETEL:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 10 AM
Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM

Saturday, Oct, 12 - Opening Day & Autographs, USO Day
Tuesday, Oct 15
Thursday, Oct 17
Saturday, Oct 19 – CAC Day
Tuesday, Oct 22
Thursday, Oct 24 - ASL Interpreted
Sunday, Oct 27 - ASL Interpreted & Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, Oct 29
Thursday, Oct 31
Saturday, Nov 2 – KidSnips Day
Tuesday, Nov 5
Thursday, Nov 7
Saturday, Nov 9 - Audio Description
Tuesday, Nov 12
Thursday, Nov 14- Post-show Discussion
Friday, Nov 15
Saturday, Nov 16 - Chicago Athletic Clubs Day

For additional information call the box office at 312.922.1999.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E Balbo Dr


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