Hershel and the
By Shari Aronson
Adapted from the book by Eric A. Kimmel
Winner of the 2009 Ivey Award
Back by Demand!
for Chris Griffith and his puppets!
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? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins. This delightful, interactive play with puppetry brings to life the enchanting storybook Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
“Adults and children LOVED IT!!
- Teacher, Oneka Elementary School, Hugo, MN