Ivey-Winning HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Returns to MJTC Stage

Ivey-Winning HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Returns to MJTC StageMinnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) continues its 23rd season with Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, by Shari Aronson, based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel.

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 there for years! Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Directed by Shelli Place.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins features Neal Beckman, Kim Kivens (previously seen at MJTC in Church & State), Julie Ann Nevill (previously seen at MJTC in The Magic Dreidels, Hanukkah Lights In the Big Sky, Women's Minyan, and Lovers & Traitors: The Killing of The Rosenbergs) Charles Numrich (previously seen at MJTC in The History of Invulnerability) and Joe Wiener.

December 7-19 2017

Sundays at 1:00 p. m. $20; Monday-Friday at 9:45* a. m. and 11:45* a. m. $20

*Limited availability, please call. For school group opportunities, please contact the box office.

All performances are held in the theater of Highland Park Community Center at 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. The theater is fully accessible.

To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org .

Doorways Programs

Sunday December 17 following the 1:00 p. m. performance:

Learn about puppets and theater and get a holiday photo on the set of the play! Join us for a fun, behind-the-scenes experience led by Producing Artistic Director Barbara Brooks. Families and children of all ages will learn about puppets and other design elements of the production. Group and family holiday photos will be taken on the colorful and festive set shortly after the learning session. Photo opportunity is limited to availability. Contact our box office to sign up.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization currently celebrating its 23rd season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For more information about MJTC and its 23rd season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651)647-4315.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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