Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

By Laura Eason

Based on the classic novel by Mary Mapes Dodge

At Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square

Dec. 8–30, 2017

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Public Performances
Dec. 8–22
Fri. & Sat. at 7PM
Sun. at 2PM
Sat., Dec. 23 at 2PM
Dec. 26–30 at 2PM
Fri., Dec. 29 at 7PM

School Performances
Dec. 5–22
Tues. – Fri. at 10AM

Adult: $20
Student/Military/Senior (55+): $16
Groups of 10 or more: $14/ticket
Orchestra Box (seats 4): $72

For information about booking a school performance, contact the Community Engagement Manager at Community at metroplays dot org

Hans Brinker… is an uplifting celebration of family and an exhilarating tale of courage and determination. A welcome alternative to the perennial productions of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol…”

Set on the ice-covered canals of 19th century Holland, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates is the story of Hans and Gretel Brinker. Too poor to buy proper metal skates, the earnest and hardworking Hans carves blades of wood for himself and his little sister. Despite the crudeness of their skates Hans and Gretel skate fast.

Despite the bleakness of their circumstances—father has been bedridden from a head injury for ten years and they haven’t enough money for adequate winter clothes—they are hopeful and optimistic. The siblings strive to get help for their ailing father and prove their own worth by winning a local skating contest—first prize is a pair of silver skates.

Download the Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates flyer

Download the Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates educator’s guide

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Kranzbrg Arts Foundation Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis

Arts & Education Council Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

For more information, contact Michael B. Perkins, Metro Theater Company Community Engagement Manager at community at metroplays dot org or 314.932.7414 x106