BU Players present an interactive fairytale

For immediate release: April 5, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Ever wonder what lies beyond the happily ever after in fairytales?

BU Players show what happens to beloved twins Hansel and Grethel after the crumbs had been dropped and the witch has been defeated in their production of “State of Grimm vs. Grethel.” This interactive play for ages 6 and up will be presented Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the Caldwell Consistory. Admission is free and open to the public.

Adapted and directed by BU student Kate Mochnacz, from Hillsborough, N.J., the play picks up where Hansel and Grethel return from the witch’s house to live happily ever after. That is, until Grethel is on trial for first-degree murder. It is up to the audience to help the judge decide who is right and who is wrong.

The 11 BU students who make up the magical cast include Jordan Marolf, Bloomsburg; Toni Carosella, Fairfield; Madeline Okuniewski, Downingtown; Gabby Moore, Watsontown; Chris Thorne, State College; Aidan Everly, Pottstown; Kayla McGarry, Philadelphia; Hannah Swanson, Turbotville; Amanda Rowe, Harrisburg; Brian Katzmaier, Selinsgrove; and Kendall Baird, Matamoras. Maggie Korell is the associate producer for the student-driven projects.

Behind the scenes members include Charlsey Hunter, costume design; Natasha Dobbs, stage manager; Charlotte Heinrich, sound design; and Nate Stosius, lighting design.

Bloomsburg Players is an organization dedicated to promoting interest in the dramatic arts and gives its members the opportunity to gain experience through participation in any or all aspects of theatre.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.