Man in Snow

by  Israel Horovitz

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

"In exploring the pain of loss, the possibility of reconciliation, and the random - or perhaps not so random - workings of fate, Man in Snowgoes to some raw and primal places, especially in its haunting finale [...] A fine play" - The Boston Globe

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

David, a man in his sixties, has returned to Mt. Denali leading a group of Japanese tourists who hope to conceive children under the Northern Lights. David carries a bit of baggage about his own son, who died years before in a motorcycle accident. His trip up the mountain sends his mind careening through memories of his family’s past, both happy and haunting. The climax of the play brings to light how important a life lived with a loving family truly is.
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"In exploring the pain of loss, the possibility of reconciliation, and the random - or perhaps not so random - workings of fate, Man in Snow goes to some raw and primal places, especially in its haunting finale [...] A fine play." - The Boston Globe, Read More 


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A Cabin on Mt. McKinley (a/k/a Denali), Alaska. 
    The present and past, from David’s memory.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 2f
DAVID - 65, American, white-haired, slim, athletic, distinguished, polite, reserved. 
FRANNY - Slightly younger than David, British, beautiful, dark-haired, energetic, outgoing. 
MR. TAKAYAMA - 89 (can be played by much younger actor), Japanese, white haired, gentle. Same actor plays POLICEMAN.
CONNIE - 65, American, white-haired, portly, jolly, a player. Same actor plays DETECTIVE. 
EMILY - Late 30s, beautiful, much like her mother, but American. Same actress plays STEWARDESS.
JOEY - Mid-30s, handsome, athletic.
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Israel Horovitz

Isreal Horovitz is a playwright, director and actor. His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 38th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx (Steppenwolf: Gary Sinise & Terry ...

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Man in Snow was developed from a radio play of the same title that premiered on BBC Radio 4 in 1998. The play premiered in New York at La Mama Theatre in December 2016 under the direction of Israel Horovitz.

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