Hershel and the
Hanukkah Goblins

by Shari Aronson
based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel
directed by Shelli Place

DECEMBER 7 - 19 2017
Sunday the 10th at 1:00 p. m. 
Sunday the 17th at 1:00 p. m. and 4:00 p. m. 
Weekdays at 9:45 a. m. and 11:45 a. m. 

 

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a fun play for the whole family! Our puppet designer, Chris Griffith, won an Ivey Award for his outstanding puppet design in our 2009 production. And now he's back with brand-new puppets! Read more about Chris and the art of puppetry here.  

Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? 


LEARN ABOUT PUPPETS AND THEATER and get a holiday photo on the set! 
Sunday December 17 after the 1:00 p. m. performance, join us for a fun, behind-the-scenes experience led by Producing Artistic Director Barbara Brooks. Cast members will demonstrate operation of puppets, children will learn about design elements of the play, and family holiday photos will be taken on the colorful and festive set. Photo opportunity is limited to availability. Call 651-647-4315 to sign up now. 

 
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Producer's Circle
Barbara Brooks, Jim and Nancy Proman

Meet the Artists

The Cast

 
Neal beckman (SIMON/TOWNSPERSON)

Neal beckman (SIMON/TOWNSPERSON)

kim kivens (RIBSY/TOWNSPERSON)

kim kivens (RIBSY/TOWNSPERSON)

julie ann nevill (LITTLE GOBLIN/TOWNSPERSON)

julie ann nevill (LITTLE GOBLIN/TOWNSPERSON)

charles numrich (HERSHEL OF OSTROPOL)

charles numrich (HERSHEL OF OSTROPOL)

joe wiener (PICKLE GOBLIN/TOWNSPERSON)

joe wiener (PICKLE GOBLIN/TOWNSPERSON)

 

The Production Artists

 
shelli place (Director)

shelli place (Director)

Michael hoover (set design)

Michael hoover
(set design)

Chris Griffith (Puppet design)

Chris Griffith
(Puppet design)

liz JOSHEFF busa (costume design)

liz JOSHEFF busa
(costume design)

PAUL ePTON (lIGHTING DESIGN)

PAUL ePTON
(lIGHTING DESIGN)

 
 
ANITA kELLING (sOUND dESIGN)

ANITA kELLING
(sOUND dESIGN)

rOBERT j. sMITH (PROPERTIES DESIGN)

rOBERT j. sMITH (PROPERTIES DESIGN)

mATTHEW MEEKS (sTAGE MANAGER)

mATTHEW MEEKS
(sTAGE MANAGER)

sHARI ARONSON (PLAYWRIGHT)

sHARI ARONSON (PLAYWRIGHT)

 

MJTC's Ivey-winning production of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (2008)

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