Casting has been announced for Gas & Electric Art's production of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, to play the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, December 20-31. The show is conceived and directed by Lisa Jo Epstein and adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger from the book by Eric Kimmel.

The ensemble features David Blatt, Mary Kay Tuomanen, Lorna Howley, Leila Ghaznavi and John Greenbaum. The music will be performed by Gregg Mervine, Larry Goldfinger, Rosie Langabeer and Chris Coyle.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins will tell the story of a Jewish town forbidden from celebrating Hanukkah by hobgoblins, and a wandering hungry pauper named Hershel who expects merriment upon arrival but discovers a silent village. He soon learns about the goblins and all the extraordinary ways the townspeople have tried to resist but to no avail. Legendary for his cunning, wit, and pranks, Hershel becomes the town's last hope.

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