The White Snake Premieres At Belhaven

The White SnakeOctober 31, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) - A classic Chinese fable comes to life with Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake. This new production by Belhaven’s Theatre Department will premiere in the Blackbox Theatre on November 11, 2016.

“This beautiful adaptation offers a visual feast for the audience, with imaginative storytelling using puppets, projections and music,” said Dr. Elissa Sartwell, associate professor of theatre and director.  “We're thrilled to share this non-western production with the campus and the Greater-Jackson community.”

Zimmerman reimagines the ancient legend in which a snake spirit transforms herself into a beautiful woman in order to experience the human world. In her adventure through the human world, White Snake meets her companion, Green Snake and manages to fall in love with the virtuous Xu Xian. Dr. Sartwell adds, “At its core, the play is a love story reminding us that we can be seen for who we truly are and still be loved.”

Showtimes include:
Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, matinee at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, matinee at 2 p.m.

Email boxoffice@belhaven.edu or call 601-965-7026 to purchase your tickets today. Tickets for general admission are $10 and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for Belhaven faculty, staff, students and their immediate families. The doors open 30 minutes before performance.

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