About the Production

Snow was performed under a constant flurry of snow. It is an anthology, consisting of multiple narratives framed by a single recurring one, loosely adopted from Alain Robbe-Grillet’s In The Labyrinth. Other sources of inspiration include “Yuki Onna (Snow Woman)” from Lafcadio Hearn’s collection of Japanese ghost stories entitled Kwaidan and the short story The Snow-Image by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Snow is a meditation on human suffering and storytelling.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong


John Fleming

Lighting Design

Michael Murname

Sound Design

Scott Edwards

Set Design

James Salen and Dean Holzman

Costume Design

Rich Hamsom

Language Consultant

Russ Christianson

Production Manager

Robin Macgregor

Stage Manager

Peter Kehrli


Ben Cavara, John Fleming, Alfred Harrison, Ben Kreilkamp, Mary McDevitt, Bonnie Morris, Lester Purry, Michael Robins, Louise Smith, Lodi Souza, Walton Stanley and Dane Stauffer

Performance History


Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (1988)


The Illusion Theatre