By Bryony Lavery
A form-defying drama that intertwines the lives of a serial killer, a mother searching for her missing child, and an American academic digging deep into the criminal mind. Thorny, humane, and provocative, Frozen explores our desire for vindication and capacity for forgiveness, after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely.
[RECOMMENDED FOR AN ADULT AUDIENCE]
Buzz for the Play
"…[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.
Buzz for our Production
"Frozen is a poignant, disturbing play and well-worth your focused attention". - Mooney On Theatre
"Will King’s staging is straightforward, placing the emphasis almost entirely on the performers, all three of whom do a nice job of maintaining the tough emotional focus of the play." - My Entertainment World
"Cerebral, visceral and spiritual, it’s a challenging piece for the ensemble, to say the least—and this cast rises to the occasion with layered, nuanced and compelling performances." - life with more cowbell
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 west entrance of the building (near Christie St). The theatre is located on the 2nd floor. There is no late admission for this performance.