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Hansel and Gretel

by Moses Goldberg
directed by Ann Wakefield

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.

October 12, 2013 - November 16, 2013
TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM
(312) 922 1999

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

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).

The production team includes 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​.

Special Events:

10/12: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Visit
10/12: Opening Day Autograph Session with the cast following the performance
10/19: Community Partner Day: Chicago Athletic Clubs
10/27: Ice Cream Social—Enjoy a post-show ice cream treat, autograph session and more! Admission to this special event is $8.
11/2: Community Partner Day: KidSnips
11/14: Post-Show Discussion

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you or your child 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.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:The performance of Hansel & Gretel on 10/24 (10 AM) and 10/27 ( 2 PM) will 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.

Audio Description Services:

The performance of Hansel & Gretel on 11/9 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. Our audio describer for this production will be Brian Hawkins. We also invite you and your family 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.