“Hansel and Gretel,” based on the classic story first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, tells the story of a young brother and sister abandoned in the forest, who stumble upon a gingerbread house inhabited by an evil witch. Hansel and Gretel must use their wits to outsmart the Witch and escape being baked in her oven.
Every dramatic moment from this classic tale is brought to life, live on stage, from the night spent in the spooky forest, to the discovery of the candy-coated gingerbread house, to the broomstick flight of the Witch, and to the battle with the Gingerbread Witch. “Hansel and Gretel” is sure to delight children of all ages.
This production, written and directed by Mike Wright, stars Asa Whittaker as Hansel, Lorelai Hashimoto and Harper Rodenhauser sharing the role of Gretel, and Gina Richardson as the evil witch. The cast also includes Denis Fortier as the father, Deb Wick Robarge as the stepmother, Tom Durnford as the Mayor, and Lea Kablik as the ghost of Hansel and Gretel’s mother. Ruth Pratt, Lucy Berger Kimball, Rowan Whittaker, Owen Grant, Trajan Vannini, Nieomi Van Larre, and Luna Gendreau round out the cast.
There will be six performances: Fridays, Oct. 21 & 28 at 7:00 PM, and Saturdays, Oct. 22 & 29 at 4:00 & 7:00 PM. The role of Gretel will be played by Harper Rodenhauser on Oct. 21 & 22, and by Lorelei Hashimoto on Oct. 28 & 29.
Tickets can be purchased at Galloway Realty in Walpole, Mascoma Bank in Walpole, or online: https://thewalpoleplayers.org/purchase-tickets/
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