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A Virtual Off the Hill Production!

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Feb. 12 - Feb. 28, 2021

This professionally filmed performance will be available virtually on weekends, in partnership with various community centers.



The artistic world of beloved author Ezra Jack Keats unfolds onstage! Follow the adventures of Peter and his friends through heartwarming stories about the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Written with whimsical spirit, this imaginative play with music celebrates the tiny moments of joy within a child’s world. Recommended for ages 5 and up.



Different community centers are partnering to present The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats each weekend. Scan the options below to select the free performance you'd like to virtually attend, and reserve your tickets today! The production will be available in your account on your selected weekend. Look below for instructions. You will also receive instructions in a reminder email the week of your show. 

Step 1 — Register for a Performance

This show is now closed. During the run of the performance, you could register for free tickets to stream Dragons Love Tacos during a weekend of your choosing. Only one ticket is needed per household/viewing group.

Step 2 — Access Your At-Home Performance

If you have reserved tickets for The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats using the links in the previous section, the production will appear in the Digital Content section of your Playhouse website account.

1. Click here to login to your account.

2. Then click “Digital Content” on the left.

3. Your production will be available starting the Friday of the weekend you selected. We will send an email reminder the week of your show!


Looking to share this show with your students during the school week? Visit our Outreach Touring Plays page to learn more.



A.J. Baldwin

Mom, Archie, Amy, Others

Kearston Hawkins-Johnson


Montez Jenkins-Copeland

Dad, Boys, Others

Ezra Jack Keats

Author (Original Books)

Daunielle Rasmussen

Director / Director of Education and Community Engagement

Piper N. Davis

Cultural Director

Kenton Brett

Set Designer

Melanie Mortimore

Costume Designer

Trey Tatum

Sound Designer

Rebecca Armstrong

Stage Manager / Associate Producer

Optic Lizard Productions



Embracing the Wonder and Joy of Everyday Life

By Cultural Director Piper N. Davis

The Snowy Day was the first illustrated children’s book to have a Black main character. It was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1963, and Keats would go on to write six more books featuring Peter. Read more about the author, the book and the play by visiting our blog!

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