“The Ice Wolf,” a tragic drama written for a child audience, runs this weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
The play, penned in 1963 by Johanna Halpert Kraus, is a story of tolerance. It is based on Inuit and other northern legends.
A fair-haired, light-skinned girl is born into an Inuit village. She is ostracized and driven into the forest, where she asks The Wood God to turn her into a wolf.
The arts center production is directed by Ric Averill, with sets by Danny Rogovein and costumes by Jennifer Glenn. It is being staged in conjunction with the Spencer Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “Climate Change at the Poles,” which features Inuit art. Curators and actors already have participated in a pair of discussions and workshops at the Spencer.
“The Ice Wolf” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, with additional performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for students and seniors. They can be purchased by calling 843-2787 or visiting the arts center.