The snowy day

The Snowy Day and other stories

by Ezra Jack Keats

By Jerome Hairston
Based on the Books by Ezra Jack Keats
Directed by Peter C. Brosius and Fabrizio Montecchi
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), Minneapolis

Creative Team & Production Staff
Scenic Designer & Shadow Concept Artist: Fabrizio Montecchi
Costume Designer: Annie Cady
Lighting Designer: Paul Whitaker
Composer/Sound Designer: Victor Zupanc
Shadow Puppet Designers: Agnese Meroni & Federica Ferrari
Stage Manager: Kathryn Sam Houkom
Assistant Stage Manager: Alyssa Stafne
Assistant Director: Amy Abrigo
Stage Management Intern: Annie Stewart

Cast
Mikell Sapp………………………….Peter
Joy Dolo……………………………….Female Player
Dean Holt…………………………….Male Player

Understudies
China Brickey
Autumn Ness
John Jamison

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February 9 – March 20, 2016

Minneapolis, MN – Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) will present the world premiere stage adaptation of The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats directed by Peter C. Brosius and Fabrizio Montecchi. Adapted by Jerome Hairston (CTC credits include Iqbal; winner of the Heideman Award, a Joyce award, and an AATE Distinguished Play Award) and starring Mikell Sapp (2015 Ivey Award for Emerging Artist; Twin Cities theatre credits include Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood, and Penumbra Theatre; Mikell was an understudy in CTC’s 2014 production of Huck Finn) playing Peter, Joy Dolo (CTC debut; Twin Cities theatre credits include Pillsbury House, Illusion Theater, Nimbus Theatre and Park Square Theater) as Female Player, and CTC Company Member Dean Holt as Male Player. This world premiere adaptation includes the Caldecott Medal-winning story The Snow Day, as well as Whistle for Willie, the Caldecott Medal Honor Book Goggles!, and A Letter to Amy. The work also premieres during the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ezra Jack Keats.

“What a wonderful way to kick off Ezra’s 100th birthday year!” says Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. “Peter Brosius has mounted an inspired adaptation of The Snowy Day at Children’s Theatre Company, reflecting the joy of a child at play in a way that will enchant adults as well as children. This is a rare treat and not to be missed. Ezra would have been thrilled.” […]

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