THE PIED PIPER

A WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION
based on the poem by Robert Browning
adapted by Forks & Hope
directed by Josh Sobel
Season 27
May 31—June 30, 2015
IN hugen hall
Strawdog Theatre Company's take on Robert Browning's classic poem feels like a rarity: it's a piece of mature, risk-taking children's theater that offers respectful, vibrant delivery of Browning's language for the adults while stimulating the kids on a more visceral level.
— Chicago Reader
At forty minutes The Pied Piper is a revelation of what children's theater can be when stripped to its essential core. Devoid of the usual filler of fart jokes and well-timed innuendos designed to entertain parents, this production instead charms and chills with equal aplomb. And while there is no happy ending here, its final vision is one of surprising hope and resilience that will charm child and adult alike.
— New City

The creators of our hit The Hunting of the Snark and The Just-So Stories, The Forks & Hope Ensemble, led by Strawdog Ensemble Member Josh Sobel, bring their innovative, physical, DIY aesthetic to the haunting tunes of Browning's Pied Piper of Hamelin.

cast
Andrew Bailes
Julia Meese
Casey Pilkenton
Amber Robinson
Isaac Samuelson
Christian Stokes
Nikki R. Veit
Suzanna Ziko
production
Director
Assistant Director
Monty Cole
Set Design
Nic Dimond
Light Design
Claire Chrzan
Costume Design
Cassandra Bass
Props Design
Jamie Karas
Music Director
Austin Oie
Sound Design
Movement Director
Aileen McGroddy
Dramaturge
Alex Huntsberger
Stage Manager
Michelle Maier
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography