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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Wooden Snowflakes

Cast size: 2 (1M, 1W)
Simon Peter Whitaker forties; a naïve woodcarver
Eve Lawson forty; cynical pharmaceutical sales rep

Synopsis

Life has left forty-year-old Eve Lawson bitter and cynical. She refutes not only the existence of God and true love but also any belief in America’s favorite folk hero, Santa Claus. Then her car slides off an icy Kentucky road on Christmas Eve and she finds herself seeking shelter at the home of Simon Peter Whitaker, woodcarver and Christmas expert nonpareil. Simon wholeheartedly embraces the magic of the season and everything it entails, including belief in the “jolly old elf”. As the night unfolds, Simon and Eve, Believer and Unbeliever, find themselves clashing time and time again as old wounds, long suppressed, struggle to the surface to be healed by the Love that is Christmas.

Two Acts
Approximate Running Time: 1h 45m

Production History

Wooden Snowflakes was first produced in 2007 by Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.

Wooden Snowflakes was then produced in 2010 by Studio Roanoke (Roanoke, VA), Kenley Smith, Artistic Director

Reviews

“…a charming, joyful and moving comedy about racing and romance, dreams and destiny.”
Robert McKinney,Bristol Herald Courier

“… just about the perfect theatre experience for Christmas.”
Dan Smith, fromtheeditr.blogspot.com