This winter, Shanghai Repertory Theater brings one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most well-loved fairy tales to life with their newest dramatic piece, The Snow Queen. Adapted for the stage by Arran Hawkins and Natasha Portwood, The Snow Queen tells the story of two child best friends, Kay and Gerda. When Kay is stolen away by the Snow Queen, Gerda embarks on a long search encountering robbers, royalty, a sorceress, and more in order to bring her best friend back home.
The play opened last Friday, also marking a full year since the group’s inception. Repertory group’s producer/director Rosita L. Janbakhsh tells us that while their productions usually have a more mature audiences in mind – such as the upcoming Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – this one is a show that can be enjoyed as much by young children as adults.
There’s still time to see The Snow Queen, as it’s running until this Sunday, Dec. 12th at the Ke Center for Performing Arts. It’s being performed daily at 8pm Tuesday through Friday and twice daily (3pm and 8pm) on the weekend. If you’d like more information on tickets, please send an email to [email protected]