Photo by John McLellan
April 20 – May 14, 2017
Written by Bryony Lavery
2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
One evening ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis: “Serial Killing—A Forgivable Act?” Then there’s Ralph, a loner who’s looking for some distraction. Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark on a long, dark journey which finally curves upward into the light. Angry, humane and compassionate, FROZEN is an extraordinary play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and change after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely.
“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).
“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).
“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).
“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London)
Adults – $37.50
Seniors – $33 – 65+
Students – $17 – with valid school ID
Run time is 2 hours 30 minutes with an intermission.
Note about content: Frozen features mature themes, strong language and references to violence. This play is not recommended for children.
Note about the stage: Frozen is presented in the round. A diagram of the seating arrangement is visible when you select your tickets.
SHOW SEMINAR WITH MATHEW WRIGHT
How does a story become timeless? Why do we write and perform tragedies? What do James Joyce, William Shakespeare and the Bible all have in common? Find out 6:30pm on Friday, April 28, when ArtstWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright will give an unparalleled look inside his bold vision for Frozen and the extraordinary breadth of influences bringing this production to life.
2017-18 Early bird subscriptions – on sale now!
As this year’s stunning Uncharted season comes to a close, more exciting theater waits around the corner – and with an Early Bird subscription, you get next Season’s excitement at this Season’s value. We can’t wait to tell you what’s next at ArtsWest, but we can’t share all the secrets just yet. Lock in last Season’s prices for a limited time with an Early Bird subscription today – buy your Early Bird subscription now!
FIRST LOOK WITH MATHEW WRIGHT: SWEENEY TODD
May 16, 7:30pm
Admission is free!
The next ArtsWest production, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, is just around the corner, and FIRST LOOK is the best place to get an early look at this bloody audience favorite. At FIRST LOOK with Mathew Wright, you’ll have a chance to learn about the history of the play and playwright, meet the cast, enjoy a short performance, and ask questions to the creative minds bringing this award-winning play to life.
2017 EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Featuring Musical Theatre development for all ages, intensive experiences for advanced students, including the creation of a full production, this summer at ArtsWest is going to be full of exploration and full of fun!
Students and their parents can apply – and direct any questions you may have – to email@example.com.
ArtsWest is looking to forge a stronger relationship between the Seattle community and the theater we create. Our #TELLTHESTORY campaign allows you to engage with the stories we tell together and to connect with the process of getting a show on its feet.
Rise up with ArtsWest, support our productions, help us tell our stories – together our small donations become something big. #TELLTHESTORY!
From the Blog
February 17th, 2017
Malika Oyetimein is an artist to watch. Last year, CityArts placed her on its 2016 Future List, and a glance at her burgeoning career tells us why – she’s already directed 11 plays, including the acclaimed production of Bootycandy at INTIMAN, and is set to complete her MFA at the University of Washington with the renowned director…