Snow White

The Catastrophic Theatre in association with the 
Barthelme Estate, Brazos Bookstore, Inprint,

University of Houston Libraries, and
University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

(World Premiere)
Snow White
by Donald Barthelme
Directed by Greg Dean

Apr 7 - May 6, 2017

All performances presented @
The MATCH, 3400 Main Street

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 8 pm

Coralee Young as Snow White

Noel Bowers, Greg Cote, Greg Dean, John Dunn, Luis Galindo, 
Bobby Haworth, Xzavien Hollins, Courtney Lomelo, Jeff Miller, 
Joel Orr, Charlie Scott, Abe Zapata, and Natalie Blumrick as the ape.

This world premiere production of Snow White is a theatrical adaptation of the groundbreaking, experimental novel by the postmodern novelist and poet Donald Barthelme.

This production contains profanity, nudity, and adult situations.
It is not intended for children.


Donald Barthelme's Snow White is tired of being "just a horsewife" to Bill, Dan, Edward, Hubert, Henry, Clem and Kevin, who, in her estimation 'only add up to the equivalent of about two real men.' While they tend to their commercial real estate properties and manufacture exotic high-end baby foods, she spends her days reading Mao Tse Tung, drinking vodka with and impatiently waiting for the prince promised to her by history.

This world premiere production of Snow White is a theatrical adaptation of the groundbreaking, experimental novel by the iconic, postmodern novelist, poet, and early faculty member of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, the late Donald Barthelme. He began adapting Snow White for the stage in 1974, and a reading of his script was presented in 1976. The project was abandoned after that, but a version of the play was published in 1992, at the end of The Teachings of Don. B. In 1996, the Alley Theatre presented a private staged reading of the play. Working from Barthelme's original manuscript, notes and revisions, as well as the novel itself, Catastrophic Theatre will finally present the world premiere of Donald Barthelme’s Snow White to the public.

Snow White is produced in association with the Barthelme Estate, Brazos Bookstore, Inprint, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent17 and features cast and crew from the UH School of Theatre and Dance. 

As with every Catastrophic Theatre production all tickets are available on a sliding scale according to what each audience member can afford. As it has been for years now, everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
“Donald Barthelme’s work creates the impression that something miraculous happened to him overnight—as if, blind from birth, he could suddenly see.”
-Time Magazine