World War I Era drama ‘The Snow Geese’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Michigan premiere runs from March 21 through April 15, 2018

Set in 1917, The Snow Geese follows the Gaesling family to their annual shooting party to kick off the hunting season in upstate New York. As war looms and family secrets are revealed, they try to cling to normalcy.

Mother Elizabeth is determined to keep things normal for her family, but her husband has passed away as World War I rages in the distance. Oldest son, Duncan, is coming to terms with his upcoming deployment overseas. Meanwhile, younger son, Arnold, discovers that his father, revered by the family, has left them deeply in debt.

Will the Gaeslings be able to let go of the life they’ve always known and face the future?

The Snow Geese by Sharr White runs March 21 through April 15 at Meadow Brook Theater on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.

Ricky Gee, Debbie Williams, and Tim Stone in The Snow Geese.
Photo Courtesy of Sean Carter Photography.

“This drama is set 100 years ago, but the themes will resonate with our audiences today,” says Travis Walter, MBT artistic director. “We frequently struggle to come to terms with our lives and our families, just like the Gaeslings.”

The cast of The Snow Geese includes many familiar faces to Meadow Brook audiences. The Geslings are played by Debbie Williams (Elizabeth), Ricky Gee (Arnold), Tim Stone (Duncan) and Ron Williams (Theodore). The remainder of the cast consists of Julie Glander (Clarissa Hohmann), David Wolber (Max Hohmann), and Sara Kmiec (Viktorya Gryaznoy).

The Snow Geese is directed by Travis W. Walter. Terry W. Carpenter is the stage manager with scenic design by Jen Price Fick, costume design by Corey Collins, lighting design by Reid G. Johnson and sound design by Mike Duncan.

Tickets range from $28 to $43 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

The Snow Geese is made possible through the generous support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.

Meadow Brook Theatre is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. For additional information, please visit or call 248-377-3300. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution serving southeast Michigan for over 52 years.

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