Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Snow in Midsummer completes its run at Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company July 9, following a run which began previews May 19 and officially opened June 8.
Snow in Midsummer stars Tommy Bo (Boogie), Wai Ching Ho (Turning Red), Paul Juhn (NAATCO’s Henry VI), Kenneth Lee (The Machine), Julian Leong (Here Lies Love), Dorcas Leung (Hamilton), Teresa Avia Lim (Junk), Fin Moulding (Miss Saigon), Alex Vinh (Kimberly Akimbo), and John Yi (Soft Power).
Cowhig adapted The Injustice to Dou Yi That Moved Heaven and Earth, a Chinese drama by Guan Hanqing, to create a murder mystery. Following a wealthy businesswoman who takes ownership of a factory in a remote town, the play follows her as she subsequently learns of a curse placed on the town by an unjustly executed innocent woman.
Director Zi Alikhan leads the creative team which includes scenic designer dots, costume designer Johanna Pan, lighting designer Jeanette Yew, sound designer Fan Zhang, hair and makeup designer Brittany Hartman, movement directioner Sunny Hitt, fight and intimacy director Judi Lewis Ockler, and prop supervisor Caitlin Murphy. Casting is by The Telsey Office's Karyn Casl. Jonathan Castanien serves as production stage manager, and Fatimah Amill is the assistant stage manager.
Royal Shakespeare Company first presented Snow in Midsummer in February 2017, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced the U.S. premiere in August 2018. Previews for the Classic Stage Company production were originally scheduled to start May 19, but the production postponed one day due to technical difficulties.