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  Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins at Strawdog Theatre

Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins

Strawdog Theatre
1802 W. Berenice Chicago

This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah.

Thru - Jan 5, 2019

Saturdays: 10:00am & 1:00pm
Sundays: 10:00am & 1:00pm



Price: $20 - $25

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 773-528-9696

www.strawdog.org



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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...As insipid holiday fare for kids goes, this show isn't bad. Anderson Lawfer was a hit with the ten and under crowd over the weekend as Hershel, the last defense of the shtetl of Ostropol against a pesky infestation of little imps out to spoil Hanukkah. The production value felt better than it had to be, with special effects for the Goblin King's entrance and layered vocals that put the kind of fear through the kids in the audience that made them freeze instead of scream. (Aaron Lorenz designed the lights, Jeffrey Levin did sound design.)"
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Max Maller


NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...With a touch less cuteness and a “bissel” more Yiddish bite, “Hershel” could emerge as a Chicago holiday classic, one that stands out from the crowd."
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Hugh Iglarsh


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Strawdog Theatre’s world premiere is clever, thrilling and filled with music, warmth and good humor. Youngsters already familiar with Eric Kimmel’s wonderful picture book will enjoy seeing the story come to life. Witnessing Hershel getting the best of a band of bogeymen, in order to restore Hanukkah to a town plunged into darkness, is great fun for audiences of all ages. Theatergoers unfamiliar with the Festival of Lights, will not only delight in a well-told folktale, but will learn a little bit about this traditional Jewish holiday. This is one hysterical humdinger of a treat that offers a brand new holiday option for Chicago audiences."
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Colin Douglas


Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...Clever stagecraft and a talented ensemble make Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins in this writer’s opinion the perfect family play for this time of year. This writer has seen quite a few productions meant for young audiences, and rarely has she seen a group of such young kids remain so engaged for an entire 60 minutes."
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Lauren Katz


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