Bethany Theatre Department Presents an Original Adaptation of “The Snow Queen”

    October 30th, 2021

    MANKATO, Bethany Lutheran College is performing a new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, adapted by Emily Kimball and Maren Boucher.

    A visually sumptuous tale of courage and kindness, The Snow Queen tells the story of Gerda, a young girl who sets out on a journey to rescue her lifelong friend, Kai, after he is whisked away by the Snow Queen. Along the way, she meets a vast ensemble of colorful characters, some helpful and some threatening. At each stop of her journey, she learns more about herself and about what it means to be brave.

    This family friendly show marks a huge collaborative effort, with multiple departments on campus lending their help. This play, written by two Bethany employees, features stunning puppetry by the art department, an original score from a Bethany professor, as well as a beautiful set and costumes designed and built by Bethany faculty and students.

    Performances run November 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7:30pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, November 14. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at or by calling (507) 344-7365.

    “Bethany is excited to be doing full-scale theatre again,” says Peter Bloedel, chair of the Theatre Department, “and to that end, we are thrilled to be producing a world premiere adaptation of The Snow Queen for all of our patrons. This show will be a treat for all audiences, so please join us for this beautiful production.”