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Hansel und Gretel
The Building Stage
Chicago, IL
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Hansel und Gretel
Two parents embark on a comic rescue mission, determined to find their lost children before they fall prey to an evil witch and her house of sweets. The deeper they travel into the woods, however, the more they lose themselves in the details of their own story. When the moon rises, it reveals far more than a simple path home. Hänsel und Gretel is both the joyful adventure of two children trying to get back home and a poignant look at why we tell stories in the first place.

Note: Although intended for adults, The Building Stage Hänsel und Gretel is not inappropriate for older children; however, parents should know the piece lasts for approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.

The Building Stage exists to create original theatrical events that celebrate, mourn, explore, and question our world and ourselves. Serving as both a neighborhood theater and a cultural destination, we seek to combine an entertaining, approachable experience with unique and challenging artistic products. We aspire to contribute to the evolution of the modern theater as we rediscover the vital role that theater can play in American cultural life.

The Building Stage works from pre-existing sources that reflect the world we live in. We transform those sources through rehearsal, creating on our feet, with no separation between play and production. This process allows us to highlight the rapport that is created between performers and audience in the space and time of performance. Our pieces do not simply tell narrative stories; instead, they play with the boundary between poetry and prose, engaging the mind as well as the emotions, stirring the imagination as much as the senses.



The Building Stage (View)
412 N Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60642
United States

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Arts > Theatre

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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