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The Merry Pranks of Tyll

developed from folklore

by Daniel Fleischhacker



January 19, 2002

Wauwatosa West High School


January 26, 2002

Wauwatosa East High School


The Merry Pranks of Tyll was the Village Playhouse's 2002 traveling children's production. This show travels to various locations in the metropolitan area.  All shows are open to the public with tickets available at the door.  (At the Lakefront Festival of the Arts the performance is free with admission to the grounds) 

The playful, light-hearted Tyll eludes his parents and gains admittance to the King's palace, by way of the kitchen. Here he wins the friendship of the Cook, confounds the Wise Men, and charms the King and Queen. Skillful exposing all their pretensions through his pranks, he places the Wise Men in jeopardy, and fearful of his rising power, they lay a plot to dispose of him. But the wily Tyll escapes their clutches, and lives to twit the King and Queen into recognition of their own faults.


Production Staff


Barbara Lynch



Evvie Smith


Prop Crew

Julie Carpenter


Costume Crew

Mary Licht

Barbara Lynch


Sound Crew

Mike LaPinske



Rosie Peterson


Stage Crew

Jim Blonien

Perry Ganter

Doug Varebrook

Jack Williams


Lobby Display

Joan Wirth





Joe Ferrie



Fran Panek


Mrs. Bigaround

Tina Davis


Tyll Eulenspiegel

Phillip Bridge



Sahara Berhe



Larry Beckley


The King

Tristan Ganter


The Queen

Molly Kral


The Old Sage

Lloyd Dreger


The Astrologer

Stuart Mott


The Alchemist

Erin Prestby


The Magician

Adam Steffan


Frau Grouch

Judy Tarbox


Frau Skinflint

Emily Steffan


Frau Wormword

Rosie Peterson


Mistress Barnsmell

Barbara Lynch

Lady-in-Waiting Stephanie Rudig  

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