by Preston Lane
with original music by Laurelyn Dossett
inspired by THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson
Limestone Center Theatre
“When a young boy disappears on a winter’s day in the heart of Appalachia, his best friend sets out to bring him home. So begins a journey through snow and ice, leaving the everyday world behind, as a magical winter time path leads deeper into a frozen kingdom. Inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this world premiere adventure for audiences of all ages transports the story to the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge. Snow Queen weaves music, magic and make believe to celebrate the courage of a brave young girl.”- Triad Stage
Originally written and produced at Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC, this magical piece is an Appalachian riff of the classic Hans Christian Anderson Tale. Most audience members are more familiar with the Disney adaption Frozen but this version brings in folk and Blue grass music directly from the hills of the Carolinas. Original music by Laura Lynn Dossett and play by Preston Lane, both natives of Boone, NC, are known for weaving their Appalachian heritage into great theatre.
CONCEPT: For my costume design I wanted to use traditional Appalachian textures and colors found in folk art as a basis for the palette and patterns. I also wanted to link characters together using these specific colors and textures to show their connection to each other and to the region. Some costumes were from the original production and were rented from Triad Stage (not pictured here).