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Gregory Maguire

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00p.m.

In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of German Romanticism, beloved author of “Wicked,” Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him. “Hiddensee” recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimagining how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier—the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Tchaikovsky’s ballet.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.