Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Two Children Fall Into Clutches of Evil Witch in A&M-Kingsville Theatre Production of Hansel and Gretel

KINGSVILLE - February 03, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143


Public performance Sunday, Feb. 8 at Jones Auditorium

The classic fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel comes to life on the stage of Jones Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, for the communications and theatre arts department’s annual children’s play.

The public is invited to attend a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Admission is $1. Jones Auditorium is located on Armstrong Street near the intersection of Santa Gertrudis Boulevard.

Following the public preview performance, a week of morning performances for area schools takes place Feb. 9-13.

Hansel and Gretel tells the story of two children lost in the woods, who come across the house of a witch who wants to have them for dinner—literally.

Graduate student Melissa Anne Scott of Corpus Christi directs the production. Junior theatre arts student Cassandra Clarke of Three Rivers serves as stage manager.

The cast of Hansel and Gretel is made up of the following:

Ricardo middle school students Silicia Miranda Garcia and Ruben Herrera are Gretel and Hansel. Jannah Morales, a senior theatre arts and history major from Kingsville, plays the Witch.

William Martwick, a sophomore music education major from Beeville, plays the Father. Lindsay Ramos, a senior theatre arts and interdisciplinary studies major from Falfurrias, plays the Mother.

Rick J. Saenz, a senior theatre arts student from Falfurrias, plays the Bird. Heidi Langschied, a middle school student from Kingsville, plays the Gnome.

The Enchanted Trees are played by David G. Castillon Jr., a freshman education and theatre arts major from La Feria; fifth grade Kingsville students Maya Izabella Iniguez, Natalie Garcia and Kylee Szteiter; and fourth grade Kingsville student Kaylen Garza.

The Gingerbread Boys and Girls are played by sixth grade Kingsville student Caitlin Andreah Falcon; fifth grade Kingsville student Olivia D. Gallegos; and fourth grade Kingsville student David Langschied.

For more information on Hansel and Gretel, call 361-593-3401.

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