April 30, 3:00 & 7:00 PM
(Martin Luther College Auditorium)
Lockhart Cobblestone, the shoemaker, has a kind heart but little money in his pocket. Moved by the plight of an old beggar woman, he gives her his last pair of shoes. Poor Lockhart has leather enough to make only one more pair of shoes and sets it out to work on the next morning. Then, the fun begins! Out pop five weird, endearing little elves: Mortz, Schwartz, Hazel, Gracie, and Studebaker, who whip up the most fantastic and magical shoes the town of Clankbottom has ever seen. Karen Boettcher-Tate’s adaptation of this story by the Brothers Grimm is an upbeat, fast-paced retelling of an old favorite, filled with delightfully wacky characters and clever dialogue, which also holds an important lesson about the nature of kindness. The Elves and the Shoemaker is a whimsical romp of a fantasy you and your family will want to experience with us.
Ticket and attendance information still to come.