SNOW IN MIDSUMMER

by Francis Ya Chu Cowhig

Based on the classical Chinese drama, The Injustice to Dou Yi that Moved Heaven and Earth by Guan Hanqing

THE STATE THEATRE: August 21 - September 12

Executed for a murder she did not commit, young widow Dou Yi vows that if she is innocent, snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike. Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust-plagued town to take over an ailing factory. When her young daughter is tormented by an angry ghost, the new factory owner must expose the injustices Dou Yi suffered before the curse destroys every living thing. A contemporary re-imagining of one of China’s most famous classical dramas, Snow in Midsummer was first produced as part of the “Chinese Translations Project” at the Royal Shakespeare Company. A second production was received in 2018 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Please select a performance
Wed, Aug 19th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Preview Performance
Thu, Aug 20th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Preview Performance
Fri, Aug 21st, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Aug 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Aug 22nd, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Aug 27th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Aug 28th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Aug 29th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Aug 29th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Aug 30th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Sep 3rd, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Sep 4th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Sep 5th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Sep 5th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Sep 6th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Sep 10th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Sep 11th, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Sep 12th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Sep 12th, 2020 at 7:30 pm