Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast for Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel. Actors Stan Graner, Nathanael Clark, Kelsey Milbourn, Justin Duncan, Joshua Kumler, and Mitchell Stephens will star in the play running Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 20 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. This is Amphibian's inaugural holiday offering.
Scott Zenreich has adapted the story for the stage and will also direct. Mr. Zenreich is Artistic Associate at Amphibian Stage Productions, where he was assistant director for Bank Job. Additionally, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins will feature set design by Allen Dean, an original score by Patrick Emile, puppet design by Steph Garrett, lighting design byKenneth Farnsworth, sound design by David Lanza, properties design by Vanessa Rohrer Barker, and costume design by Brittny Mahan.
In a small Russian village the presence of wicked goblins keeps the town from celebrating Hanukkah, until one man, Hershel of Ostropol, takes it upon himself to evict the mischievous residents from the haunted synagogue at the top of the hill. An original adaption of the Caldecott honored book by Eric Kimmel, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is Amphibian’s inaugural holiday production with an original klezmer score, feats of puppetry, and stunning visual effects.