Serenbe Playhouse Presents First Winter Production with The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse

Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus

Last winter, when the world was sheathed in a shroud of ice, our hearts were warmed by the story of FROZEN. Now, as the mercury starts to drop, the classic tale of innocence, loyalty, and redemption will be brought back to life with Serenbe Playhouse’s The Snow Queen.

The world-premiere of Rachel Teagle’s adaptation will give audiences the opportunity to embark with Gerda on her heralded quest to save her brother from the icy allure of the mysterious Snow Queen. The story, which showcases the true strength love can have over cynicism, is a sure-fire way to warm our hearts all winter long.

“When we decided to produce our first holiday show we knew it needed to be set in a cold environment,” director and founder Brian Clowdus says. “The Snow Queen has such a strong message of redemption and loyalty – what we do for those we love, how to not judge a book by its cover – it was the perfect story for us to tell.”

“It’s a story about looking at the world around you and choosing to see beauty, and choosing to let yourself be vulnerable and warm and loving,” playwright Rachel Teague says.

Following in the success of last season’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the classic tale will reunite Teagle with her Suzi Nominated cast – the perfect winter storm of talent to bring fresh air to the story of Gerda and Kai, as performed by Allie Southwood and Will Skelton. Lauren Chamblin, Robert Lee Hindsman, and Alex Towers hilariously and imaginatively bring to life several different roles (including but not limited to a robber girl, a talking reindeer, and a handful of mischievous trolls.) And taking the stage as the chilling Queen herself? None other than the talented Brittany Ellis.

“Serenbe’s never done a full production in the winter before, and I think that the stark, ethereal beauty of the season will really come through here.” Teal says.

Their talent combines with the celebrated creative tactics of Director Brian Clowdus and choreography from his long time collaborator Bubba Carr. The design team behind the play will bring a fresh dose of raw talent to the stage – with contributions from award-winning costume designer Erik Teague’s signature elegant and sophisticated styling, accompanied by original sound design from Jason Polhemus and lighting design from Bryan Rosengrant. The piece will be Assistant Directed by Ryan Oliveti.

The magic of the Snow Queen will also extend into four extra performances due to the high demand of ticket sales. The Snow queen will now cast her spell Wednesdays throughout the run with two Christmas week performances on December 22 and 23, 2014

Show dates and times for The Snow Queen are Thursdays – Sundays, December 4 through December 21, 2014 at 8pm. Additional performances on December 10, 17, 22, and 23. Tickets are $15 for Children and $20 for Adults. The Snow Queen will be performed at Swann Ridge in Serenbe.

For more information about Serenbe Playhouse and to purchase tickets, please visit www.serenbeplayhouse.com or call 770.463.1110. You can follow Serenbe Playhouse on Facebook, @OnstageSerenbe on Twitter, SerenbePlayhouse on Instagram, and Serenbe Playhouse on Pinterest.

ABOUT SERENBE PLAYHOUSE:

Serenbe Playhouse is a professional theatre committed to site-specific performances and programs that connect art, nature and community.

Serenbe Playhouse believes that theatre is an art form with a unique power to illuminate the human experience, and does so by producing artistically rich, open-air theatrical performances for audiences throughout Greater Metro Atlanta. A pioneer in modeling Green Theatre Practices, Serenbe Playhouse produces plays with a commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship. Founded in 2009 under the executive and artistic direction of Brian Clowdus, an accomplished actor, educator, director, and producer, and established under the umbrella of its parent organization, The Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture, and the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Serenbe Playhouse operates with the support of a diverse working board of directors and community volunteers.