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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Thursday, December 7, 2017Tuesday, December 19, 2017
9:45 am – 10:35 pm

Highland Park Community Center

1978 Ford Pkwy
Saint Paul, MN 55116

Student matinees:
Monday–Friday at 9:45am or 11:45am

Description: Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins.

By Shari Aronson
Based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel
Directed by Shelli Place

This interactive performance includes puppets of ALL sizes, and models compassion, friendship, and helping one another. It is a fun way to provide your students with knowledge about Hanukkah, the arts, and diversity. Attending Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is in alignment with Minnesota State Standards for Arts and Social Studies.

  • Teacher’s guide includes lesson plans, activities, vocabulary list & more
  • Students get to meet the actors and characters of the play

Target age range: for all ages

Cost per child/student: $3
Cost per adult/educator: $3

Registration: Call 651-647-4315

For more information, contact Erica Skarohlid, Audience Services Manager for Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, at 651-647-4315 or info(at)mnjewishtheatre.org.