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The story of an evil mirror that turns beauty to ugly, and good to bad. The story of Gerda and Kai, best friends with an unshakeable bond. The story of the Snow Queen, indifferent to all she freezes in her path. A group of intrepid narrators bring all these and more to life in Mike (The Little Mermaid) Kenny's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale about people learning to do good in an often-wicked world.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Performance Schedule


Sat, Nov 26, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm
Sun, Nov 27, 10am, 12:30pm
Sat, Dec 3, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm
Sun, Dec 4, 10am, 12:30pm

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Ticket Prices

Performance Center
Adults $22 $22
Child $18 $18

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  • Andrew P. Quick


  • Gendell Hernandez*


  • Lisa Hori-Garcia


  • Jasmine Osborne


Creative Team

  • ​Mike Kenny


    Mike Kenny is one of England’s leading playwrights. He specializes in theatre for young audiences. He has won numerous awards for his plays including being the first ever recipient of The Children’s Award for playwriting for children in 2000, as well as an Olivier Award for his adaptation of The Railway Children. His plays are still widely performed throughout England and the world. Kenny began experimenting with story adaptation when he worked at the Leeds Playhouse in Education. He worked with government and education authorities to provide access to plays for children of all backgrounds. He enjoys adapting fairytales because they provide a root problem that the children must solve. He believes that theatre for young audiences should take them seriously as audience members and should present them with situations they may or may not encounter.

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  • ​Hans Christian Andersen


    Hans Christian Andersen is famous for writing over 160 fairy tales, including The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, have become literary classics enjoyed by children and adults the world over. Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, in Odense, Denmark to a very poor family. His father, who died when Andersen was only 11, would entertain him with old Danish legends and stories from The Arabian Nights, which influenced his writings as an adult. In 1867 he returned to Odense to be honored by his country. He published his last fairy tales in 1872, and after a long illness, he died in Copenhagen on August 4, 1875.

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  • Tracy Ward

    Tracy Ward


    Tracy Ward is an award-winning freelance director based in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on New Works for the American Theater. Upcoming work includes: The Snow Queen for Marin Theatre Company. Recent productions: The Thrush and the Woodpecker (NNPN Rolling World Premiere at CustomMade); critically acclaimed Arctic Requiem at Z Below, The Dragon Play (2 Top Ten lists in the Bay Area) and What Every Girl Should Know at Impact Theatre. She is a proud company member of Playground.

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  • Devon Labelle

    Scenic/Props Designer

  • Mike Post

    Lighting/Projection Designer

  • Sarah Smith

    Costume Designer

  • Liz Ryder

    Sound Designer

* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers