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Grace College Presents ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’

The Grace College Theatre Program presents “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” on Nov. 12, 13, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Grace College Theatre Program presents “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” on Nov. 12, 13, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. as well as at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. Performances will take place in Grace College’s Little Theatre, located in Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Dr., Winona Lake. The show is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at the Grace College Campus Store inside the Gordon Health and Wellness Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona Lake, and at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts box office (574-267-8041). Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.

“We are thrilled to kick off another year of theatre at Grace College with this comedy spoof on the popular Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales,” said Mike Yocum, director of the Grace College Theatre Program. “If you’ve missed live theatre the past year, come on out, and bring your family and friends. It will be lots of fun!”

The play, written by Don Zolidis, sets out to combine all 209 of the Grimm Brothers’ stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Girl Without Hands. This free-form performance encourages audience participation.

“I’m most looking forward to making the audience laugh with all of the jokes in the play,” said Olivia Calnin, a second-year student at Grace. “The show will be super entertaining and funny. It’s definitely worth a watch,” she said.

Calnin is playing two roles in the production: Gretel and The Girl. “The best part is that I get to be dramatic with both parts. I even get to do a silly German accent for my Gretel role,” said Calnin.

The fall play is one of several productions put on by the Grace Theatre Program. Yocum, who has more than 38 years of professional theatre experience at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, directs or oversees the performances. Yocum also coordinates a student improv comedy group, mentors a traveling drama ministry team, and oversees the theatre arts minor offered at Grace.

To learn about Grace’s Theatre Arts minor, visit www.grace.edu/undergraduate-majors/academic-schools-departments/sc/department-of-visual-performing-and-media-arts/.

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