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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

This event has already taken place.June 9, 2–3pm. June 12, 7–8pm. June 15, noon–1pm & 2–3pm. June 20, 22 & 23, 7–8pm.

What happens when the adults of the town ignore the wisdom of children? This new and exciting version by Amina Henry tells the age-old story with a twist, as the worlds of children and adults just can’t seem to come together. Filled with song, dance, and rats (rat puppets and costumes, that is!).

In this modern adaptation of the classic The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the town of Hamelin struggles with a rat infestation. Led by their mayor, the people of Hamelin employ several tactics to get rid of the rats. When the rats remain, they employ a strange pied piper who suddenly arrives in town and offers to get rid of the rats for a price. The pied piper successfully rids Hamelin of rats, but when the mayor, and the other adults of Hamelin refuse to pay the piper for his work, he exacts a horrific revenge. With poetic and playful language, The Pied Piper of Hamelin examines the lessons adults teach the children in their lives through their words and actions.

The performance will run approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission. Suggested for ages 8-12.


154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014 United States