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Highland Theatre to Perform The Snow Queen

published January 26, 2012

Highland Theatre to Perform The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen is coming to the Mary Helen Porter Stage in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Highland Community College as the Highland Student Theatre Company’s (HSTC) annual Children’s Theatre Production on February 10, 11, and 12.  There will be 10:00 am and 2:00 pm performances on Friday, February 10, 2:00 and 7:30 pm performances on February 11, and a 2:00 matinee performance on Sunday, February 12. 

The Snow Queen is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy-tale where The Great Cold She (the Snow Queen) has sent her minions called Orcs to steal the Rose that protects the Cedar Forest. Once the Forest is destroyed, the Queen can destroy childhood and become immortal by filling the Seeing Thrones with four children. It is a quest that pits good versus evil and love against betrayal.

In this pantomime, the audience travels from the Cedar Forest to the Queen’s lair, the great ice fortress of Amille Henge. They will discover friends where she least expects them and treason in the last place they thought possible, for it is not only the characters at risk but them as well. The cast of about forty members includes pre-kindergarten through adult actors from the area chosen from open auditions.  The Snow Queen is an interactive pantomime of the oldest theatrical tradition where the audience is expected to cheer the good and boo the bad, which will make the production a happening rather than just a performance.

All the design elements have been worked on by HSTC students and illustrate the array of talents and specialties in the department.  Information about the production can be obtained from Highland theatre instructor Graham Cooper at gcooper@highlandcc.edu or 442-6089.  This production is open to the public free of charge.

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