Sunday, November 4 – 2:00pm
Saturday, November 10 – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Sunday, November 11 – 2:00pm
October 29 – 30, November 1 – 2, 5, 7 – 9 at 10:00 & 11:45am
REGIONAL SCHOOL MATINEES:
Hazard – Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Frankfort – Friday, November 16 at 10:00am
By Jerome Hairston. Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats. Music by Victor Zupanc.
Life is full of adventure, if only you look for it. Peter and his red snow suit are ready to explore the snowy wonderland outside in a world full of snowballs, covered hills, and crunch, crunch, crunch. As Peter gets older, he learns new skills like how to whistle, deal with bullies, and mail a letter. This celebration of the seasons of life features musical numbers, shadow puppetry, and heart-warming characters from the award winning children’s books by Ezra Jack Keats. Adventure with Peter as he grows up and explores the wide and wonderful world around him.
Best enjoyed by ages 4 and up
Best enjoyed by PreK and up
Performed on the LCT Main Stage and in Regional Venues
You’ll like this play if you like stories about: family, growing up, learning life skills
Approximately 45 minutes long
Things to Know Before You Go
About LCT’s Regional Productions
The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats is one of our regional productions, a show that has professional actors in the cast and performs not only on our Main Stage but at two other regional theatres around Kentucky – Bradford Hall at KSU in Frankfort and the Hal Rogers Forum in Hazard. These regional performances allow us to bring theatre arts to thousands of young people all across the state!
About your trip to the theatre
Be sure to arrive early to find a place to park – options include metered parking surrounding the theatre and the parking garage on the corner of Broadway and Short Street. LCT unfortunately cannot validate garage parking.
To offset the heat generated by stage lighting, the Main Stage theatre can get pretty cold. It’s a good idea to bring a sweater with you!
It’s also a good idea to bring some cash. You might need to pay for parking, and we will have books and LCT merchandise for sale in the lobby if you want to buy something before or after the show. If you forget your cash, though, no worries! Both the box office and the retail store accept credit and debit cards.
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About The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats
This play is based on four books by Ezra Jack Keats – The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and A Letter to Amy. These books are part of Keats’ Neighborhood Series, and they follow Peter through every season as he grows older and goes on various adventures around his neighborhood. Want to learn more about the work of Ezra Jack Keats, and find some fun activities to do with your family before you see the show? Check out the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation’s website at http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/!
In the Goggles! section of our play, Peter and his friend Archie find a cool pair of motorcycle goggles – but then a couple of big boys show up and try to take those goggles away. The big boys are mean and a little scary, but they are only portrayed through shadow puppets, not by an actor on stage. Through some quick thinking, Peter and Archie are able to outsmart the bullies and get away with their treasure.
This play is a great way to spark conversations about telling stories and the value of representation. The Snowy Day was published in 1962, and it was the first children’s picture book to feature an African-American protagonist. This story provides a great opportunity for your family to talk about why representation is important and what it has meant in your lives to be able to grow up with books, movies, and other stories that feature all different kinds of people and cultures!
We love this story because it is all about play and imagination! Peter and his friends go on all sorts of adventures without ever leaving their neighborhood. We hope watching their stories will inspire your family to go out and play together – and remember to invite your neighbors, too! Playing together is a great way to create community and learn a little bit more about the people in your neighborhood!