Snow Child


Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan backcountry string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. The 1920 Alaskan wilderness is a brutal place to try to save a marriage. Reeling from the loss of an unborn child, Mabel and Jack struggle to rebuild their lives even as the fissures between them continue to widen. But everything changes suddenly when they are visited by a wild, mysterious girl who embodies the dark woods that surround their cabin. In this beautiful and violent land, things are rarely as they appear, and what the snow child teaches them will ultimately transform them all.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$55 - $90

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/13/2018 - 05/20/2018
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Important Dates
Performer Role
Alex Alferov Garrett
Matt Bogart Jack
Natalie Toro Esther
Christiane Noll Mabel
Fina Strazza Faina
Dan Manning George
Calvin McCullough Ensemble/Plow Horse/Garrett's Horse
Dorothy James Ensemble/Fox/Swan
David Landstrom Ensemble/Plow Horse/Garrett's Horse
Production Personnel
Molly Smith
Costume Designer
Joseph P. Salasovich
Set Designer
Todd Rosenthal
Sound Designer
Roc Lee
Eric Wright (Puppet Director)
Musical Directors
Lynne Shankel
William Yanesh
Lighting Designer
Kimberly Purtell
Bob Banghart
Georgia Stitt
Book Writer
John Strand
Georgia Stitt
Adapted From
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Projections/Media Designer
Shawn Duan
Emily DeCola - Puppet Designer


Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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