The Snow Man, or “Sneemanden” as it was known in the original Danish, was first published in a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen on March 2, 1861 when Andersen was 56 years old. Jon Ludwig, the Center’s Artistic Director, adapted our new puppet play Sam the Lovesick Snowman from the original story while adding some details of his own. The tale begins shortly after Sam is “born.” He meets a dog who has been sent out in the wintry cold. As the dog tells him about the warm stove inside, Sam can’t help but fall in love with the wonderful appliance. Is this a romance destined to fail? And if things weren’t bad enough for Sam, he discovers a young snowwoman has her eye on him. Sam the Lovesick Snowman is a hilarious and heartwarming story perfect for the holiday season!