We are three millennial artists based in Philadelphia looking to each make a huge move in our careers: playwright Peter Fenton, director Amanda Pasquini, and actress Chelsea Cylinder. We have teamed up to bring Peter Fenton’s quirky, layered holiday comedy, SEE AMID THE WINTER SNOW, to life in a world premiere at the September 2019 FringeArts theatre festival in Philadelphia! Our shows are scheduled for September 19, 20, and 21 at the Philly Improv Theater. Amanda Pasquini will direct and Chelsea Cylinder will originate the role of leading lady Daisy Scarlett.
Putting on a play of this caliber costs money, money that none of us necessarily have lying around. From now until July 25th (aka Christmas in July), we need to raise at least $1,500 to mobilize our production - this will aid in all areas of the production: props, costumes, scenery, hiring actors and crew, registering for the festival, and renting the space. Please consider donating to our fund! Your contribution is helping build on all three of our dreams!
SYNOPSIS: The North Pole is a bustling little city deeply tied to Santa’s Workshop on the outskirts of town. An eccentric Snowman with a heart of gold has a story to tell, of Mitchell and Daisy. Mitchell Claus, son of legendary toy giant Santa and beloved mayor of the North Pole Maureen – and Santa’s director of Public Relations – is in a happy relationship with schoolteacher Daisy Scarlett and life is going along just fine until Santa’s workshop is broken into at the same time his mother faces her very first challenger for mayor. When Mitchell is tapped to be campaign strategist for Maureen Gaines Claus, his life is consumed as the thus-untouchable Claus family defends their honor against a challenger with a powerful secret weapon threatening to topple the Claus empire. Mitchell’s life is put to the test, as is his relationship with Daisy, who grows resentful of the campaign and gets stuck in the middle as storylines intersect. This Yuletide comedy is laced with political satire, a retelling of a classic fairy tale, and more references to Christmas mainstays than you can shake a bowl full of jelly at.
We can’t wait for the world to see SEE AMID THE WINTER SNOW for the first time! Help us make it happen!! ☃️❄️