Monday, February 20, 2017

“THE WHITE SNAKE” BEGINS @ CENTERSTAGE NEXT FRIDAY

WHEN: February 24 to March 26
WHERE:
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

Mystery and magic intertwine in this fantastical fairy tale brought to life in grand spectacle in the newly renovated Head Theater. Originating from the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake tells the story of animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake, who take human form as a beautiful woman and her sly servant. White Snake soon falls passionately in love with a poor pharmacist’s assistant, but their relationship is reviled by a conservative monk and tragedy lurks behind their newfound happiness. Complemented by storytelling techniques traditional and new, The White Snake will be a can’t-miss event of the 2016/17 Season for the entire family.

Read more about the play, the plot,and more about this production.


A Conversation with the Director 

Natsu Onoda Power is directing The White Snake, the first production in Baltimore Center Stage’s re-designed Head Theater. In this interview, Natsu discusses her approach to directing The White Snake, as well as her relationship with Mary Zimmerman. Read more in “A Story of Love and Friendship.


Notes from The White Snake First Rehearsal

The cast and design team of The White Snake came together with Baltimore Center Stage staff for the production’s first rehearsal, which took place in the newly renovated Andrus Rehearsal Hall in our historic theater on Calvert Street.  


MEET THE CAST:

Aimé Donna Kelly*
as White Snake

Peter Van Wagner*
as Fa Hai

Eileen Rivera*
as Green Snake

Joe Ngo*
as Xu Xian

Ensemble

Caitlin Cisco*

Samy el-Noury

Lucy Lavely*

Brett Messiora*

Pooya Mohseni*

Linden Tailor*

Damian Thompson*

Actor-Musicians

Jeff Song,
Music Director

Jason Kao Hwang

Joshua Ziemann

Yukio Tsuji