Hänsel und Gretel in: der Garten von Edible Horrors: a Terrible Parable by Dan Bray
Wilkommen! Follow the breadcrumbs right into a bittersweet adventure with your two favourite German mooches: Hänsel und Gretel! Join them on a Grimm journey around the bonfire, through the Black Forest, and into the succulent heart of evil itself... Watch out for witches! And impromptu German lessons!
Keywords: german, fairy tale, horror, comedy, witch, hansel, gretel, outdoors
Produced by The Villains Theatre, Halifax NS, October 2021
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Adaptation
Run time: 45 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Content note: Contains references to cannibalism, mature themes, frightening images, mature language
Cast size: 4 actors
Playwright casting note: "The names of the characters in this play are not intended to limit casting to gender, nor any particular ethnic or cultural group. Casting should reflect the diversity of the community and culture in which the play is being produced. Physical attributes ascribed to the characters in the text can also be changed to reflect casting.
It is suggested that the secondary roles double, ideally Buket and Ingo, and Helmut and Walpurga. However, you do not have to double cast.
This play may not be produced unless half the cast is comprised of non-male actors."