Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s work spans a variety of genres, and with Snow Angel, he ventures into theatre for young audiences. Snow Angel opens at the start of a blizzard in Deerpoint, Vermont. With school closed, a group of teenage friends enjoys their extended vacation. But it isn’t all fun and games-their teacher has insisted that they continue writing in their daily journals. It’s through their journals that we learn more about the ensemble of characters–there’s the angry outcast Frida, deviant Crank, allergy-riddled Benny, and the aptly-named Doofus. Things change with the sudden appearance of a mysterious girl named Eva, who complains of a headache and says she desperately needs to get back to Whitestone Farm. What follows is a quest for answers that will force the kids to re-examine their friendships and ask what’s real. The play examines the power of imagination and the ambiguity that can come with storytelling. Just how much is real, and where’s the line between fiction and reality? Poetic, engaging, and easily accessible for beginning performers, Snow Angel is an ideal piece for high school and theatre for young audiences groups.
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