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The White Snake

by Mary Zimmerman


The White Snake

Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman
Based on the classic Chinese fable
A co-production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Main Season | Roda Theatre
November 9–December 30, 2012
World-premiere production


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The play

Mary Zimmerman is mesmerizing. From Metamorphoses to The Arabian Nights, audiences have embraced her enchanting adaptations of epic tales. Now the Tony Award-winning director casts a spell with The White Snake, a classic romance from Chinese legend. As she falls for a charming young man, a snake spirit discovers what it means to be human. But a monk objects, and the bride must unveil her magical powers to save their love. With the alluring and hypnotic White Snake, Zimmerman unwraps another exquisite gift for the holidays.