A friend sent me a text on Monday asking if I wanted to go to “White Snake” at The Guthrie Theater.
“Wait…what is the 80’s hair band doing at The Guthrie?”
I was mildly disappointed that “The White Snake” turned out to be a play, but hadn’t been to a play lately, so said yes.
Imagine sitting down and being immediately engaged in the storyline and characters of a play….no easing into it. The set, while sparse was so smartly and beautifully designed that the minimalism of it all allowed the senses to be a bit more focused in order to take in the story.
I was really bitten by this play. This ancient fable is really a story about love, friendship, judgment and acceptance. There were so many lessons to be learned from the story, that it would be worth seeing the play a second time.
The White Snake written and directed by Mary Zimmerman runs at The Guthrie Theater through October 19, 2014. More information and tickets are available here.