The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen

The play tells the story of Gerda and Kay, playmates. Kay makes a boast about how he is not afraid of the Snow Queen, who promptly appears on his doorstep and spirits him away. Gerda goes off in
pursuit of him and along the way runs into all sorts of obstacles and meets eccentric characters like a pair of bumbling robbers and the Lapp and Finn Women. Does she rescue her friend? Come and see.....

This is a unique theatrical experience--theater in the "octagonal". The audience is ushered into this historic eight-sided landmark and taken through the first four rooms on the main floor by the actors. A different scene is presented in each room. Next year the creator of this type of show, William Jannke, will be celebrating his 20th anniversary of presenting holiday productions.

Produced by the Watertown Players, in conjunction with the Watertown Historical Society at the Octagon House Musuem, 919 Charles Street, Watertown.

Performances: November 29 - December 8, 2002

The show will premiere Friday, Nov, 29 and run Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 each day. The show is double cast so a new performance can begin every 15 minutes and run continuously throughout each day.

Tickets are $3.00 for teens and adults and $2.00 for children 6 through 12. They can be purchased on the day of the performances. For more information contact the Watertown Historical Society at (920) 261-2796.