Classic Stage Company's production of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Snow in Midsummer officially opens June 8, with a run set through July 9. Previews where originally scheduled to start May 19, the production postponed one day due to technical difficulties.
Starring are 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).
An adaption of the Chinese drama The Injustice to Dou Yi That Moved Heaven and Earth by Guan Hanqing, Cowhig's take is a murder mystery. It 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.
Director Zi Alikhan leads the creative team which 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.