SNOW QUEEN BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO

 

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Prepare for a magical winter adventure!  Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” Snow Queen, written by Triad Stage’s Co-Founder and Artistic Director Preston Lane,  is back by popular demand!  Show dates are November 28th – December 21st 2014.  Yes, the story, music, puppetry, and performances you have grown to love returns to the stage, yet for a limited time. Continue reading →

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International #lovetheatre Day!

We are so excited to be participating in International #lovetheatre Day with @twitterUK. Follow us all day on Wednesday, November 19th to see what really goes on in the day in the life of Triad Stage. Every department is participating — from marketing and development to our artistic director. Click here to go to our page and join in on the fun!

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Pictured: Sallie Hayes-Williams, Cassandra Lowe Williams and Erin Schmidt. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers

InSight from Courtney George

When I stepped into the theatre at Triad Stage last Sunday for The Member of the Wedding, I knew I was about to experience a special performance. The cast and crew transformed the theatre into the space of author Carson McCullers’ youth—a space filled with laughter and also with the anguish of adolescence. The play not only explores the adolescence of main character Frankie Addams but also of the 1940s South, and more generally, of 1940s America, as immense changes were taking place across the globe.
Like Frankie, as a child, Carson felt that she wasn’t a member of the polite southern society in which she grew up. Carson was a tall, gangly girl, who dressed and acted more like a tomboy than a lady. She was an avid explorer, and when she walked or biked in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia, Carson witnessed segregation and poverty. Instead of just blindly ignoring it, Carson openly questioned inequality at a very young age—perhaps because she felt like an outsider, too. In The Member of the Wedding, these childhood experiences are reprised in Frankie’s relationships with the girls of the social clubs and also Berenice Sadie Brown and her brother Honey.
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