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    The Elves and the Shoemaker

    by Kristin Walter | Directed by Alexis J. Hartwick

    Eric, the lone shoemaker of Grimmsville, makes shoes that are miserably uncomfortable and impossible to walk in… leaving a lot of barefoot villagers and Eric without a means to provide for his family. While alone in the woods, his daughter Shannon is confronted by a stranger who offers her the deal of a lifetime: In exchange for her torturous pair of shoes, she is given a magical medallion that holds the charm of the elves. Wanting to help her family, Shannon tries the chant. Her words beckon a pair of elves that show up night after night at the shoemaker’s home creating the most fabulous shoes EVER! With his shoes now wanted throughout the land, Eric and his family have more gold than they can count. But they quickly begin to realize that all the money in the world doesn’t necessarily buy happiness.

    The script by Kristin Walter is a joy; true to the original story, but with enough clever asides to keep the parents in the audience laughing along with the kids.”  – nytheatre.com


    Sat, December 22 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, December 23 @ 11:00 am
    Thu, December 27 @ 11:00 am
    Fri, December 28 @ 11:00 am
    Sat, December 29 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, December 30 @ 11:00 am


    Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA is dedicated to fostering theatrical experiences for all, and inclusiveness and accessibility are pillars of the PRK mission. Every performance of THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER will be both Sensory Friendly and ASL-interpreted. Visit the Accessibility & Inclusivity page to learn more about how PRK makes productions at Keegan Sensory Friendly.

    The Keegan Theatre and Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA can make no assurances that these performances will be suitable for everyone with autism. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their child’s viewing and engagement with these performances.

    The Cast

    Eric Jake Null
    Fiona Maggie Leigh Walker
    Shannon Emily Dwornik
    A Peddler Duane Richards
    Herbie Joe Baker
    Zuzu Debora Crabbe

    The Production Team

    Director Alexis J. Hartwick
    Assistant Director Jordan Clark Halsey
    Stage Manager
     Josh Sticklin
    Set Designer
     Matthew J. Keenan
    Lighting Designer Dan Martin
    Sound Designer Jake Null
    Properties and Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
    Costume Designer Shannon Sheridan

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