Strawdog Announces “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” Cast

Strawdog Announces “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” Cast

Pictured (top, l to r): Sarah Bacinich, Brianna Joy Ford and Cohen Kraus (bottom, l to r) Jack Morsovillo, Josh Pennington and Leo Zhu.

Strawdog Theatre Company has announced the cast and partial designers for its return engagement of the family-friendly holiday production of “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins”, playing December 7 – 29 at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood.

The cast includes Sarah Bacinich, Brianna Joy Ford, Cohen Kraus, Jack Morsovillo, Josh Pennington and Leo Zhu. Understudies: Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, Caroline Kidwell and Narciso Lobo

The production team to date includes Evan Frank (scenic and props design), Elle Erickson (costume design) and Hannah Foerschler (sound design).

Based on the award-winning book by Eric Kimmel, the family classic features book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Lauren Katz and music direction by Yair Farkas.

Comments Strawdog Artistic Director Leda Hoffmann, “I’m thrilled to bring back “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” to Strawdog this season. Hershel captures the imagination, joy and theatricality central to Strawdog’s work in a story great for audiences young and old. It is a privilege to bring this well-loved tale to Chicago audiences during the holiday season.”

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