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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

BY ERIC KIMMEL

ADAPTED BY MICHAEL DAILEY

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JACOB COMBS

DIRECTED BY HANNAH TODD

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY RICKY HARRIS

Season 34

Nov 20, 2021–Dec 12, 2021

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 4pm

Rivendell Theatre
5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago

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In this adaptation of the Caldecott Honor-winning book, A traveling troupe of actors comes to town to find no one celebrating Hanukkah. They must put on a show to save the holiday! Will they bring back the spirit of Hanukkah to the town? Will Hershel of Ostropol outsmart the goblins who haunt the old synagogue?

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Covid Safety Rules of Admission
Audience members aged 2+ years must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.

All audience members aged 12+ years must provide, before entering the venue: proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry) or proof of negative COVID-19 antigen test (taken no more than 6 hours prior to entry)

*Audience members will not be allowed entry if they are unable to comply with the above*

Cast

Morgan Lavenstein

Morgan Lavenstein

as Hershel

Baker Charlie HS

Charlie Baker

as Leor

Christopher Thomas Pow Headshot Theatrical

Christopher Thomas Pow

as Sammy

Rebecca Marowitz Headshot

Rebecca Marowitz

as Max

La Kecia Harris

LaKecia Harris

as Sara

Amy Gorelow Headshot

Amy Gorelow

as Al

Becca Rowland

as U/S Hershel

Gavin Mueller

as U/S Sammy

Katie Incardona

as U/S Max

Elizabeth McAnulty Quilter

as U/S Leor

Teagan Earley

as U/S Sara

Andrew Clancey

as U/S Al

Creative Team

Oswald Avile
Stage Manager

Paul Cook*
Production Manager

Hannah Todd
Director

Michael Dailey*
Writer

Jacob Combs
Composer

Ricky Harris
Music Director

Daniel Etti-Williams
Sound Designer

K. Story
Lighting Designer

Caitlin McLeod
Scenic Designer; Co-Puppet Designer

Foiles
Props Designer; Co-Puppet Designer

Stephanie Diaz
Puppetry Consultant

Amanda Crockett
Choreographer

Gregory Graham
Costumer

Sophia Sinsheimer
Assistant Director

Catherine Miller
Cultural Consultant

Karissa J Murrell Myers*
Casting Director

Kamille Dawkins*
Artistic Director

Garrett Steinke
Lead Electrician

Evan Sposato
Technical Director

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member