based on a movie script by
F. Hugh Herbert and Brown Holmes
A special note on copyright for this play:
F. Hugh Herbert and Brown Holmes died more than 50 years ago, making this play completely legal
in Canada and any other country where copyright term is
"life of the author plus 50 years".
BUT! Changes to the copyright laws could bring this into question once the USMCA deal
(aka the Trump Trade Travesty) comes into effect. While the wording of the clauses is a little unclear,
it could be that works that have already fallen into the public domain in Canada could be re-included in copyright protetction.
SO, CANADIAN THEATRE COMPANIES! Get your production on the boards before the changes happen! CONTACT me now!
In 1935, Warner Brothers released a short, not-too-funny farce called Snowed Under. The script of that movie is now in public domain -- in Canada!
Snowed Under, the stage play, is a fun-filled expansion of that short into a full-length romp.
It's a Christmas play without one Christmas spirit (although there is plenty of spirits) and without a miracle or a sleigh-bell in sight.
More fun than a blizzard, three bedrooms, eight people and two gallons of apple-jack.
Selena MacKay, Karen Bernique, Kim Fisher, David Jacklin, December 2015
SO GET YOUR PRODUCTION ON THE BOARDS ASAP -- before I'm forced to withdraw it.
4 female/ 5 male; one interior set