La MaMa presents the New York premiere of Israel Horovitz's stage adaptation of his radio drama, about a retired man's return trip to Alaska's tallest peak. More…
David, mourning the loss of his young son, revisits Mt. McKinley in Alaska, which he summited at age 25. This time, he's guiding a group of Japanese honeymooners who hope to conceive a child under the spell of the Northern Lights. In this drama, we follow the varied passions of a family seeking resolutions to the highs and lows of the mountains we climb in life. Originally written by Horovitz 20 years ago for BBC Radio 4, 'Man in Snow' was reinvented for the stage by the dramatist.
See it if You're a fan of Israel Horovitz plays (as I am) & you're up for seeing a minimalist production that relies on the language of the characters
Don't see it if You' want a light evening or a "kitchen sink" drama. There are a few moments of comic relief, but MAN IN SNOW is mostly very serious and sad
See it if You would like to see the wisdom of long relationships contrasted with the beauty and violence of nature.
Don't see it if You are afraid of introspection onstage and in your head.
See it if You want to see an intimate, deeply felt family drama about bereavement, fidelity (and infidelity), and aging.
Don't see it if You've recently lost a loved one--or ever lost a child. It will cut too close to the bone.