Raleigh Little Theatre Offers a Socially Distanced ‘Snow White’

A look at the outdoor theatre production
Rlts Stephenson Amphitheatre
RLT's Stephenson Amphitheatre. Courtesy photo.

Spring is almost here: the temperature is slowly starting to rise and the days are becoming longer. Theatres across the US are using these opportune changes in the season to bounce back from 2020. We can see an example of that in downtown Raleigh at Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT). This March, RLT will be performing Grey Banks’ adaption of “Snow White” at the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (301 Pogue Street). An outdoor amphitheatre means plenty of room for a socially distanced experience. In fact, no more than 200 tickets will be sold per performance. For comparison, normally this space would hold a couple thousand. In addition, they will have seats marked off to promote social distancing.

The audience is in good care. What about the actors and crew? How do you produce a theatrical performance and be safe? First off, this adaption only requires two actors, yet there are almost a dozen characters being portrayed, including Snow White, the seven dwarves, and the magic mirror. This requires some talented actors, and director Kathleen Rudolph agrees. “Kirsten Ehlert  and Connor Gerney are amazing actors and both have an incredible ability to become many unique characters through voice and body alterations,” she commented. Even with the small cast and crew, Kathleen has the rare challenge of blocking a stage production that allows for the proper amount of space between all the players. Creativity will play a hand to tackle that obstacle, and you will be able to see that in action very soon.

Costumes for Snow White

Costumes will help you keep track of all the many characters in “Snow White”. Photo courtesy of Jenny Mitchell, Costume Designer.

Are you ready to see this fast-paced, funny, and family-friendly version of “Snow White“? Here are the details you should know:

  • Running all Saturdays & Sundays from March 13-March 28
  • Times are at 1:30pm & 3:30pm each performance day
  • Adults are $17 and Children (12 and under) are $12, must have a ticket regardless of age
  • Run time is 75 minutes long with no intermission
  • All performances are wheelchair accessible
  • Sunday, March 21, performance at 1:30pm will be described for those with visual disabilities

 

 

 

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