The Pied Piper of Hamelin

A plague of rats has infested the town of Hamelin, when a strange Piper appears with an offer to dispose of the rats for a thousand guilders. The Councillors agree, and the Piper does actually charm the rats with his pipe, until they are drowned in the river Weser. But when the townspeople refuse to pay him his fee, the Piper charms their children with his pipe, and leads them to a nearby mountainside, where the walls of rock close around them. Dirk, a little lame boy who was unable to keep up with the children entering the mountain, tries to recapture the Piper’s tune on his own pipe, but finds himself unable to remember it until each of the townspeople has surrendered the possession he loves most, and Dirk even gives up his own crutch.

Cast/Characters

Jan Dekker, Mayor of Hamelin – Matt Klett

Madam Dekker, His Wife – Deb Ristow

Anna Dekker, Their Daughter – Lynne Maffongelli

Cornelis Holst, Councillor of Hamelin – Peter Moody

Madam Holst, His Wife – Lynn Rybicki

Tara Holst, Their Daughter – Tara Ann Oberle

Ms. Tilli, Sempstress – Lorraine Selinski

Dirk, Ward of Hamelin – Ryan Klug

The Pied Piper – Cathy Perronne

Children of Hamelin – Naomi Bethel, Benjamin Beuttenmueller, Nathan Meuttenmueller, Justin Black, Leigh Cohen, Cindy Gaydos, Ben Griessmeyer, Erin Herman, Veronica Hilke, Krisstina Justinger, Katie Perronne, Tracy Schultz, Alyssa Seifert, Chad E. Shelton, Jenna Tullberg, Matthew Tullberg, Nicole Van Alstine

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Set & Light Design: Marty Kooi

Stage Manager: Steve Krause

Costume Design: Chris Barzone

Assistant to Costume Designer: Robin Cohen (Zyglots)

Master Electrician: Deb Krause

Sound Design: Todd Jaeger

Properties: Terrie Starich

Make-Up Design: Beth E. Tengowski

Master Carpenter: Matt Klett

Paint Master: Pamela Rutherford

Cover Art: Bev Nowicki