August 2 – September 1, 2019

Thursdays – Sundays at 7:00pmSanborn Skyline County Park

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No one who is truly happy in his own life cares a bean about the ‘morals’ of others.

In this beloved Chinese legend, a snake spirit disguised as a beautiful woman falls in love with a young scholar. White Snake keeps her true identity secret from him, but a disapproving monk persists in unmasking her. With the help of Green Snake, White Snake summons all her magic powers to defeat the spirits and monsters threatening her life and her great love. Playwright Mary Zimmerman, a Tony award-winning adapter, takes us on a fantastical journey in this innovative retelling of an ancient Chinese tale.

The White Snake –  Official Trailer

Written by Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Angie Higgins

*There will be a special pre-show talk on August 23rd. Join us!

SVShakes is proud and excited to partner with the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) for this production of The White Snake! Founded in 1987 and based in Santa Clara County, CHCP is a nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves Chinese and Chinese-American history and culture through community outreach activities. CHCP welcomes visitors to its Chinese-American Historical Museum, located at History Park, San José, where it has educated thousands of guests about the early Chinese pioneers in Santa Clara Valley. To learn more about CHCP, visit  http://chcp.org/.

The White Snake alternates performance dates with Macbeth.For exact dates, view our  Calendar or see them when you  Buy Tickets.


White SnakeMelissa Jones

Green SnakeEvelyn Huynh

Xu XianNick Louie

Fa Hai and othersSeton Chiang

Guan Yin and othersJennifer Wang

Sister and othersStephanie Whigham

Crane Spirit and othersDoll Piccotto

Acolyte and othersJennifer Petersen

Stag Spirit and othersKyle Dayrit

Canopus and othersThomas Times

Master Wu and othersJohn Paul Kilecdi-Li

Visitor and othersArturo Dirzo

Second Acolyte and othersCarmen Alvarez*

EnsembleJaemi Yoon*

EnsembleIsabella Tang*

* 2019 SVS Acting Intern



Angie HigginsDirector

Tom ShamrellAssistant Director

Doll PiccottoDramaturg

Jeff RedlawskMusic Director

Larry BarrottFight Choreographer


Charlotte TaniProduction Manager

Alexandra Maisonneuve TeixeiraStage Manager

Nick BoucherAssistant Stage Manager


Ting-Na WangScenic Designer

Kevin DaviesTechnical Director/Master Carpenter

Hailey ShapiroBuild Crew / Intern Mentor

Louis Stone-CollongeBuild Crew / Intern Mentor

Alika Spencer-KoknarPuppeteer


Lisa ClaybaughCostume Designer

Melissa JonesHair & Make-up Designer


John BernardLighting Designer / Intern Mentor

Marcus PeckMaster Electrician

Skyler RiordanLighting Board Operator

Phil SurteesSound Designer

Ellie SchwartzSound Board Operator


Christina Sturken… Properties Designer


Patrick Tisdale…Audience Services Manager