The Snow Queen • A Short TYA Play

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

The classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen is retold with humor and pathos as the young Kai comes under the Snow Queen’s cold, numbing influence and cruelty, and it is up to Gerda to save her friend with warmth, compassion, and love. This is also included as a segment of the full length play Manifest

GENRES: Fairy Tale, Comedy, Drama


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 3 (2 f, 1 m)
    • Gerda
    • Kai
    • Snow Queen
  • RUN TIME: 20 minutes
  • SETS: 1 location with projections built in are recommended, but not required.
  • COSTUMES: Fantasy and period (or contemporary)
  • ORDER #3318

REVIEWS

“‘The Snow Queen’—a story that follows young Gerda . . . and Kai . . .in a parable about good versus evil, the power of love, and the lie that is pessimism . . . The plays were well acted, always well staged, and left me with questions and a lot to discuss with my date. I recommend this show as a stimulating experience for all.” —Jocelyn Gibbons, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available: Snow Queen PERUSAL
  • Published in the volume EVENING EUCALYPTUS AND OTHER PLAYS by ZARAHEMLA BOOKS, available from Amazon. A great way to peruse this and other scripts from Mahonri. HERE

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3318a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3318d : $25



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3318e : $25




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Snow Queen

a short play for young audiences by
Mahonri Stewart

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Snow Queen is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • ZTC/The Off Broadway Theatre, Salt Lake City, 2012

PHOTOS:

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