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).
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.
10/12: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Visit www.tixfortroops.org.
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
Visit our Community Outreach
page for more information about these and other special events.
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 and Assistive 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.