Drama and Music at Bennington present: “H & G, a great and terrible story”
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Drama and Music at Bennington present: “H & G, a great and terrible story”
Libretto by Anna Maria Hong and Jean Randich
Music by Allen Shawn
Directed by Jean Randich
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org beginning April 15, 2022.
Freely inspired by Anna Maria Hong’s novella and poetry, “H & G, a great and terrible story” is a cubistic re-envisioning of the Grimm’s tale of Hansel and Gretel as a surreal, feminist hero’s journey. A terrifying coming of age tale, it bristles with enchantment of the inner woods in a magical dreamscape of music by turns plaintive, swinging, and raw. How do children survive abandonment and loss and learn to make their own way in life?
The multidisciplinary production features:
Projection and Set Design by Sue Rees
Lighting Design by Jiyoun Chang
Costume Design by Luciana Figliulo, Andrew Tachman, Julie Winger, and Stefanos Zogopoulos
Sound Design by Luke Taylor and Chrysanthemum Ahmed
Choreography by Nosizo Lukhele and Emily Heath
Music Direction by Chris Rose and Allen Shawn
Assistant Direction by Stefanos Zogopoulos
Stage Management by Parker Atkin and Wanda McEwan
Faculty members Tom Bogdan and Joseph Alpar perform with a terrific cast of student singers, actors, and dancers. Please come and see the world premiere of this exhilarating collaboration.