The Snow Queen

A Miniature Marionette Show!

Eulenspiegel's adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes that interact on the pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks. The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of the earth to save her best friend, Kai, from the Snow Queen.  Along her way she meets a host of eccentric characters from a naughty little robber girl to a magical flower lady to a talking crow. The cast also includes a flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets.  A feast for the eyes and the heart!

This show was developed with the support of a grant from the Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund.

Curriculum Connections:
  • Character Counts (esp. Responsibility, Trustworthiness, and Caring)
  • Folk and Fairy Tales
  • Victorian Literature
  • Girl Power (Feminist Studies)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama

Age group:4-94