In her latest theatrical production inspired by a classic story, Mary Zimmerman reimagines The White Snake, an ancient Chinese legend in which a snake spirit transforms herself into a beautiful woman in order to experience the human world. Adventuring down her mountainside with her companion, Green Snake, White Snake meets and falls in love with the humble, virtuous Xu Xian and convinces him to marry her. Together, the three friends open a pharmacy, but soon the remarkable healing powers of White Snake draw the attention of a treacherous monk, Fa Hai. Outraged at the union between a mortal and a snake spirit, Fa Hai takes it upon himself to destroy it. Zimmerman brings to this timeless romance her usual brilliant mix of ingenious stagecraft, song, abundant humor, and compassion. An extraordinary work of theatrical entertainment for the entire family.
Directed by ReAct's Artistic Director, David Hsieh, our production is the first to present an entirely Asian ensemble featuring the talents of Christina Chon, Stanley Dang, Yena Han, Kathy Hsieh, Sean Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Anna Saephan, Tim Takechi, Edward Tonai, Henry Vu, and Jessica Wu Barlas.. With music composed by Steven Tran, costumes by Kat Henwood, Lighting designed by Robert Falk, Sound designed by Mario Gomez, and Stage Management by Rachel Rene.
We're excited to present the exciting Seattle Premiere of this beautiful show which was a sell-out hit created at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2013. Don't miss this special show!
12th Ave Arts - Mainstage Theatre (View)
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122