Here is a play of intrigue, showing that greed can never master the world. Rumpelstiltskin wishes for a king’s baby to put in his pot so that he may rule the hearts of men and fill them so full of greed that they will destroy each other, leaving him the whole world to himself. Looking over the earth from his hilltop, he discovers a miller’s daughter who has just won a prince for her husband if she can spin straw into gold. When the king orders her to spin the gold, she is left alone in despair. Rumpelstiltskin appears magically, offering to spin the gold for her if she will give him her first child. When the child is born, and Rumpelstiltskin appears to claim it, she persuades him to give her another chance. He offers her one chance to keep the child—if she can guess his name. When, at the last moment, she confronts him with the name, he flies to pieces with rage.


Rumpelstiltskin – Winifred Coleman

Mother Hulda – Deb Ristow

Miller’s Daughter – Jodi F. Huizinga

Miller’s Wife – Robin Cohen

Miller – Patrick Kelly

Ingert – Uriah “S.S.” Starich

Gothol – Scott A. Heck

King – Peter Moody

King’s Son – Jeff Domann

Karen – Beth Tengowski

Pages – Grant Cheney, Dan Wangerin

Ladies in Waiting – Crystel L. Cook, Terrie Starich

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Set Design: Marty Kooi

Costume Design: Robin Cohen

Light Design: Deb Krause & Jeanie Kupsch

Master Electrician: Deb Krause

Sound Design: Todd Jaeger

Properties: Lynne Zimmermann

Special Prop Construction: Dave Krause, Phil Segor

Make-Up Design: Janeen Kooi, Steven D. Krause

Master Carpenter: Charles Rhode

Paint Master: Pamela Rutherford

Cover Art: Bev Nowicki