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.

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    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.”

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