WRITTEN BY DONALD BARTHELME + DIRECTED BY GREG DEAN
Theater / 140 Minutes with Intermission
No, not that Snow White—at least, not quite.
This Snow White is tired of being “just a housewife” to Bill, Dan, Edward, Hubert, Henry, Clem and Kevin, who, in her estimation, “only add up to the equivalent of about two real men.” While the seven men toil in commercial real estate and manufacture exotic high-end baby foods, she whiles away her days reading Mao Tse-tung, drinking vodka with orange juice, and impatiently waiting for the prince promised to her by history.
This world premiere production of Snow White is a theatrical adaptation of the groundbreaking, experimental novel by the iconic, postmodern novelist, poet, and early faculty member of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, the late Donald Barthelme. First adapted for the stage by Barthelme but never before produced, The Catastrophic Theatre gained access to Barthelme’s original manuscript, notes, and revisions to fashion a theatrical vision of their own.
Snow White is produced in association with the Barthelme Estate, Brazos Bookstore, and Inprint and features cast and crew from the UH School of Theatre and Dance.