The Adventures of Hansel and
Gretel in the Fourth Dimension
GINGERBREAD MAN: Why, hello there, little girl!
GRETEL: Who -- who are you?
GINGERBREAD MAN: Me? Why, I'm the gingerbread man, little girl, and you
look awfully hungry! Would you like to eat some of me?
GRETEL: Would I!
GINGERBREAD MAN: OW! Ouch! My arm! She bit me! Help, medic! I'm leaking
from "The Adventures of Hansel and Gretel in the Fourth Dimension"
a two-act comic fantasy
by phillip andrew bennett low
based on material by the Brothers Grimm
estimated running time: one hour (without intermission)
Cast: seven male, three female, ten total. Setting: act one takes place in the city, act two moves the action
into the forest. Time: Depression-era America.
Produced? Yes, at the Masque
Theatre. Family-friendly? Yes. (Note that the crass profanities in the above
clip were ad-libbed when this scene was excerpted for a darker, more adult
show; the script itself is quite clean.)
A struggling playwright during the Great Depression is hired to write
an adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel."