There is the Grand Canyon of difference between ‘Yes, I can ski’ and ‘Yes, I can ski Smelly Dogface.’
Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow! The vignette play, The Snow Show, by Lindsay Price is a character driven toboggan ride through every experience you’ve ever had with snow.
Cross your fingers and toes for six more weeks of winter. Stick your tongue out to catch the first snowflake. Wish for a snow day. Make a snow angel. Stand at the top of the most intense, intimidating ski hill ’cause those girls said you were cute.
Love snow, hate snow, never seen snow, this play is for you. Whether you live in Juno or San Francisco, Toronto or Orlando, your audience will get frostbite for The Snow Show.
Let’s hear from the author!
1. Why did you write this play?
I wanted to have a winter time play that wasn’t connected to a specific holiday. Having said that, it’s amazing how many situations, themes and characters there are surrounding the topic of snow.
2. Describe the theme in one or two sentences.
A character driven toboggan ride.
3. What’s the most important visual for you in this play?
This play has one of my favourite scenes in it – “Remember the Burrito” about wishes coming true if you catch the first snowflake of winter on your tongue. The wishes of seven year olds are a lot different than the wishes of teenaged girls. So seeing two teens with their tongues stuck out as far as they can with wishes on their mind is a lovely image to me.
4. If you could give one piece of advice for those producing the play, what would it be?
Have fun and remember the joy of playing in the snow as a kid. There’s a wonderment to many of the scenes, and a wistful nostalgia because none of us are kids any more. And no blackouts. :)
5. Why is this play great for student performers?
There’s a wonderful variety of characters, pacing, and scene types – all of which can be pretty much played on a bare stage. It’s all in the acting and the imagination.