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FROZEN

Apr 20 – May 14 2017

April 20 – May 14, 2017
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)

Tickets

Adults – $37.50

Seniors – $33 – 65+

Students – $17 – with valid school ID

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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.

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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.

Tickets

Adults – $37.50

Seniors – $33 – 65+

Students – $17 – with valid school ID

BUY TICKETS

Photo by John McLellan.

Cast

Amy Thone – Nancy

Peter Crook – Ralph

Jonelle Jordan – Agnetha

 

Crew

Briana Kersten – Stage Manager

Ryan Dunn – Lighting Designer

Candace Frank – Costume Designer

Christopher Mumaw – Scenic Designer

Johanna Melamed – Sound Designer