Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812)336-9300 Box Office
(812)336-7110 Admin

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We challenge you and your family to re-create a classic fairy tale using original photos (10 or less). Get creative with costumes, locations and props, and share your story on social media for a chance to win a gift card to a local Bloomington business. New challenges (and prizes) will be announced every month! ANYONE can participate, no matter your age or household size. Find details on our current challenge below.

This month’s Family Photo Challenge is sponsored by Baked! of Bloomington. Thank you!

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November Challenge: Hansel & Gretel

Post your story by November 30 for a chance to win a $75 gift card to Baked! of Bloomington. 

We encourage you to read the story with your family before starting on the challenge (see below). Ask your kids to listen for the most important characters, events, and plot points. After reading, work together to plan out your photos. Get creative with your interpretation and find a fun way to tell us the story in 10 photos or less. Anyone can participate – no matter your age or household size!

Once complete, post your photo story on Instagram or Facebook to enter to win. To qualify, you MUST tag Cardinal Stage (@cardinalstage) and use the hashtag #cardinalchallenge. Please note, your post must be public in order for us to view it. At the beginning of the following month, Cardinal will announce the winner and post the winning story! 

Click HERE to read The Brothers Grimm’s version of the story. There are many different iterations of this story, so feel free to base your interpretation off of whatever version you like best!

Fairy Tale Zine Book Club at the Monroe County Public Library 

Looking to dig into the story a little deeper? Don’t miss our local library’s November Zine Book Club, featuring Hansel & Gretel

November Session: Thursday, November 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. 

Discuss stories in zines with the Monroe County Public Library. Zines will include original fairy tales, alternative fairy tales, and literary analyses for discussion. This club is currently being held online for Teens & Adults! Click HERE to learn more and register for November’s session.