By Bryony Lavery

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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. 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).

"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).

Tony Award Nominee for Best Play in 2004.

Directed by Will King /// Recall, Titus Andronicus, Rhinoceros, Fever/Dream, and Mercury Fur. ///


Nancy McAlear as Nancy /// A Christmas Carol, Hello Dolly! (Citadel Theatre), Frankenstein**(Catalyst / CanStage / Persephone / Theatre Calgary / The Cultch / Yukon Arts / Keyano) Murderers Confess at Christmastime (Outside the March), Misery* (Theatre Network), The Soul Collector (Catalyst Theatre), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Studio Theatre), Lobster Alice* (Atlas Theatre). /// **Winner, Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award (Actress in a supporting role) *Nominee, Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award (Actress in a leading role)

Madryn McCabe as Agnetha /// Recall, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Rhinoceros (Seven Siblings Theatre), Cousins of Corsica (Springworks Festival), Wyrd Sisters (Socratic Theatre Collective), Copy (Two Chips Theatre Group), A Funny Thing Happened… (Acorn Theatre). ///

Scott McCulloch as Ralph /// Titus Andronicus, The Play About the Baby (Seven Siblings Theatre), The Things We Do For Love, A Guy Named Joe (Odyssey Theatre), Loot (Bygone Theatre), The Trial of Judith K (Thought for Food), Richard II (Secret Shakespeare), Three Sisters (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective), Time Stands Still (Leroy Street Theatre). ///

*This production is engaged under a C.A.E.A. Artist Collective Policy.*

Director: Will King
Stage Manager: Chin Palipane
Dialect Coach: Margaret Hild
Live Sound Design: Will King
Lighting Design: Chin Palipane
Produced by: Madryn McCabe and Will King
Associate Produced by: Liz Whitbread


All performances will be held at the b current studio theatre, which is located in the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St #251, Toronto). Patrons will enter through the south entrance of the building. The theatre is located on the 2nd floor. There is no late admission for this performance.