“The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats”
By Jerome Hairston
This theatrical production, first staged in honor of Ezra’s 100th birthday, has taken on a life of its own.
“The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats” premiered in February of 2016, Ezra’s centennial year, at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Adapted by Jerome Hairston from The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles! and A Letter to Amy, the CTC production included striking shadow puppetry that evoked Keats-style illustrations. The Minneapolis Star-Telegram called the show “a quiet joy.”