Classic Chinese Fable Comes to Life


“The White Snake” chronicles the tale of a gentle serpent spirit who lives on a mountaintop and transforms herself one day into a beautiful young woman, then travels down to the world of humans. So begins Mary Zimmerman’s interpretation of the classic Chinese fable into a spectacular Goodman Theatre production. 

Written and directed by Zimmerman, "The White Snake" is an adaptation of a nearly 2,000 year-old Chinese fable about love.  The Tony Award-winner joins us to discuss her adaptation of the ancient tale for a modern audience. 


Watch a montage of clips from the play. 

 

 

View scenes from Mary Zimmerman's play "The White Snake" below:

 

 

 

--Crystin Immel contributed to this report

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