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1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Snow Child

Closed May 20, 2018

An insightful journey told in the icy cold of Alaska in the 1920s

Why See Snow Child?

A Tale of Loss, Love and Hope in The Alaskan Winter

Washington, D.C will showcase a new musical based on the beautiful and chilling debut 2012 novel by Eowyn Ivey that's set in a brutally cold 1920s Alaska. Snow Child shares the story of lovers Jack and Mabel who find their relationship collapsing until they decide to build a child out of snow and have their lives changed forever.

The Pulitzer Prize finalist novel is based on Arthur Ransome's Russian folk tale, Little Daughter of the Snow which sees an old Russian man and wife make a little girl out of snow, to fight the enduring loneliness of a childless marriage, only to find that she comes alive.

The story has been praised for its detailed description of the Alaskan wilderness, its sentimentality and its use of suspense which, on stage, will be depicted against a soundtrack of nostalgic bluegrass and Americana.

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Opening night: 13 April 2018

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Bill C. Ray Used under Creative Commons License

Cast and Creative


Written by John Strand

Music by Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt  

Lyrics by Georgia Stitt 

 Directed by Molly Smith 

 Music Direction by Kris Kukul 

What you thought

3 reviews, average rating: (3.3 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Naomi: “Excellent performance! ”

I loved everything about the performance- the cast, the music, the set!... more

Anonymous: “Excellent Adaptation”

This play indeed promised more than it delivered, as noted, but it... more

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