Charlotte B. Chorpenning’s 1938 dramatization of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates was performed at the Roosevelt Junior High School Auditorium over several weekends in November, 1954. It was double-cast, with alternate performers, allowing all students participation in the production.
A JT Premiere! Recommended for all ages.
Hans - Phil Clark, David Gregson
Gretel - Carlyn Rosser, Valerie Webber
Dame Brinker - Marcia Sanxman, Billie Lee Harden
Raff Brinker - Gary Riggs
Mevrouw Van Gleck - Darlene Geer
Hilda, her daughter - Elinor Mandolf
Jan Speyke, a robber - Wilburn Burchette
English Visitor - Larry Anderson
Innkeeper Kleef - Jon Sutherland
Dr Boekman - Victor Buono
English Skatemaker - David Singer
Official Greeter - Sammy Payne
Villagers - Polly Chase, Cecilia Coleman, Bonnie Daye Norton, Roger Dworkin, Carl George, Judith Hindricks, Steve Lustig, Jim Pierik, Tucker Uhrich, Sandia De Waide
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates was produced through special arrangement with the Children’s Theatre Press, Anchorage, KY. Production sponsored in part by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, the City and the County of San Diego. Source: Ralph Hastings, “Junior Theater to stage ‘Hans Brinker’ this afternoon,” San Diego Union, Sunday November 14, 1954, E-4.