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)
Adults – $37.50
Seniors – $33 – 65+
Students – $17 – with valid school ID
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.
FIRST LOOK WITH MATHEW WRIGHT: FROZEN
April 4, 7:30pm
Admission is free!
The next ArtsWest production, Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, is just around the corner, and FIRST LOOK is the best place to get an early look at this bone-chilling play. 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.
Jun 01 – Jul 01 2017
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller
June 1 – July 1, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
1979 Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, Score, and Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim’s bloody masterpiece Sweeney Todd, a worldwide success since its Broadway premiere in 1979, tells the tale of an unjustly exiled barber returning to 19th century London to seek vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up.
“There is more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement than in a dozen average musicals. Mr. Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from his brilliant and abrasive lyrics.” – The New York Times
“Sweeney Todd is above all cracking high class entertainment with a pulsating score and a fascinatingly lurid cast of characters that is at times little more than a singing freak show though it is none the worse for that.” – The Independent
“Must be seen by anyone who cares about the gifts and risks of Broadway at its best.” – Newsweek
Adults – $39.50
Seniors – $35 – 65+
Students – $19 – with valid school ID