Classic Stage Company has canceled the June 17 performance of Snow in Midsummer due to a non-COVID related illness within the company according to CSC's tweet. Performances are expected to resume June 18. Ticket holders should contact [email protected] for more information. Check ClassicStage.org for the latest.
Zi Alikhan directs Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Snow in Midsummer for the company, which began previews May 20, and officially opened June 8 Off-Broadway.
The work is an adaption of Guan Hanqing's Chinese drama The Injustice to Dou Yi That Moved Heaven and Earth. Cowhig's murder mystery follows a wealthy businesswoman who takes ownership of a factory in a remote town and subsequently learns of a curse placed on the town by an unjustly executed innocent woman.
The company includes Tommy Bo (Boogie), Wai Ching Ho (Turning Red), Paul Juhn (NAATCO’s Henry VI), Kenneth Lee (The Machine), Julian Leong (Here Lies Love), Dorcas Leung (Hamilton), Teresa Avia Lim (Junk), Fin Moulding (Miss Saigon), Alex Vinh (Kimberly Akimbo), and John Yi (Soft Power).
The creative team includes scenic designer dots, costume designer Johanna Pan, lighting designer Jeanette Yew, sound designer Fan Zhang, hair and makeup designer Brittany Hartman, movement directioner Sunny Hitt, fight and intimacy director Judi Lewis Ockler, and prop supervisor Caitlin Murphy. Casting is by The Telsey Office's Karyn Casl. Jonathan Castanien serves as production stage manager, and Fatimah Amill is the assistant stage manager.
Royal Shakespeare Company first presented Snow in Midsummer in February 2017, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced the U.S. premiere in August 2018.