Snowcatcher, written and performed by Becky Boesen, is on stage at the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater at 11th & Q Wednesday through Friday, October 17 – 19 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm. The production is directed by Robin McKercher and produced by BLIXT.
In the winter of 1888 a ferocious blizzard rips through the prairie without warning leaving thousands of children struggling to find their way safely home from school. Six-year-old Hattie is stranded in the blizzard, somewhere between “a dream and here with me now.” She is driven by a haunting vision: Her secret friend is trapped in the storm. Hattie knows what happens to children in a blizzard. One touch from the Snowcatcher will turn them into ice! Will she be able to save her friend without meeting the Snowcatcher?
Snowcatcher is a tribute to the unbreakable spirit of the American Homesteader, and to all those who came before them. This performance deals with challenging themes, including bereavement, and is appropriate for family audiences aged 8 and up.
This production was commissioned by the Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, and the Lincoln Arts Council in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
Tickets are available by telephoning 402.472.4747 or 800.432.3231 or online at liedcenter.org.