"Remarkable."

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THE WHITE SNAKE

BY MARY ZIMMERMAN

The White Snake was presented by MOSAIC & The University of Michigan's Department of Theatre & Drama in December 2016. It is the thesis production for the Directing BFA. 

Explore the official thesis summary here.

 

A timeless story of love and adventure, this Chinese fable follows the legendary snake spirits Lady Bai and her companion, Greenie, as they travel to the human world to take a glimpse of the unknown. Lady Bai falls in love with a lowly pharmacist's assistant, Xu Xian, but her newfound happiness is threatened when an evil Buddhist monk attempts to expose her serpentine origins. Told through different perspectives and filled with puppetry, song, and imagery, The White Snake is a tale about finding one's place in the world -- and being loved for who we truly are. 

ARTISTS

Directed by: Gregory Keng Strasser

Puppetry: Sarah Norton

Scenic: Jason Sell

Lights: Chris Simko

Costumes: Camille Charara

Art: Sara Eskandari

Original Score: Kirsten Mossberg, Jake Smith

Orchestrations: Celia van den Bogert

Props & Sound: Greg Strasser

Asst Director: Zoha Bharwani

Stage Manager: Caroline-Michele Uy

Asst Stage Manager: Cameron Marsh

Additional Music Credits: Derek Zhao for "The Duel of the Gods"

CAST

(In order of appearance)
Jo Ellen Pellman, Juliana Tassos, Mason van Gieson, Shenell McCrary, Tiffany Wu, Blake Griffey, Allie Reynolds, Logan Davis, Aditya Das

MUSICIAN

Celia van den Bogert

WINNER

  • EXCEL ENTERPRISE GRANT

  • MESA AWARD

  • ARTS AT MICHIGAN GRANT PRIZE​

In Performance

In Rehearsal

gk.strasser@gmail.comUSA: +1 248 535 0316 

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