The House Theatre of Chicago's Staging of The Snow Queen Debuts Nov. 20

Oct 1, 2021
The Snow Queen by House Theatre of Chicago

The House Theatre of Chicago will launch its 20th Anniversary Season with an all-new wintertime tradition, a boldly reimagined staging of Hans Christian Anderson's beloved fable, The Snow Queen, November 17-January 2 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. 

Adapted by new House Theatre Artistic Director Lanise Antoine Shelley, and directed by AmBer D. Montgomery, with magic by Dennis Watkins and puppets by Jesse Mooney-Bullock, holiday audiences will warm right up to this heartfelt winter fantasy adventure.

The story begins when the Snow Queen shares her magical mirror with cousins Kai and Quin. Her world is thrown into chaos, triggering a wintry race against time to conquer mankind's heartache that is ravaging the earth. Along the way, audiences meet an unforgettable host of vivid characters, heroes, and animals as the Snow Queen attempts to undo the pain that she herself has woven.

The House has formed a stellar company to tell Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale, infused with the company's hallmarks of magic, puppetry and music, with a fresh focus on the Snow Queen's seasonal relationships with the earth, and the magical power she is learning to wield. The cast features Molly Brennan (Womoon/Grandmother), Vero Maynez (Chione), Christine Mayland Perkins (River), Jackie Seijo (Quin), Thomas Tong (Harpier) and Vincent Williams (Kai).

The Snow Queen, a classic winter tale of redemption and hope, and ultimately, a celebration of all seasons, is ideal for ages 8 and up. Tickets, $20-$50, are on sale now at