December 3, 4 & 5 and December 10, 11 & 12
Frozen is ultimately a play about the nature of forgiveness. It asks the question, “How far can forgiveness and grace extend?” When a victim of a violent crime is confronted with this question and possibility, we get a glimpse into the meaning of such grace, even though the outcomes are completely unexpected. ~ Stephanie Sandberg: Director
Nancy, a mother, retreats into a state of frozen hope when one evening her ten-year old Rhona goes missing. Agnetha, an academic, comes to England to research a thesis titled “Serial Killings: A Forgivable Act?” Then there’s Ralph, a loner with a bit of a record who’s looking for some distraction… Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark upon a long, dark journey that finally curves upward into the light in this “big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness, and bearing the unbearable” (The Guardian).
The cast of Frozen includes Actors’ Theatre veterans Kitty Carpenter, Ralph Lister and Rebecca Monterusso and new to our stage Steve VanderZee. The production staff of Frozen includes director Stephanie Sandberg, stage manager Jessie Leugs, assistant stage manager Kim Contreraz, set and lighting designer David Leugs, properties designer Leslie Kohn, sound designer Steve Nardin, dialect coach Elizabeth Terrel and costume designer Heather Brown.
Sandberg states “serial killing is the most unimaginable, perhaps the most unforgivable of crimes and yet we are asked to examine whether or not grace and forgiveness can heal such violence and the pain it causes.”
Tickets range from $22.00 for adults to $9.00 for student rush tickets an hour prior to performances. For Thursday performances, a second ticket is $10.00 with the purchase of the first ticket at full price. The box office number to reserve tickets is 616.234.3946 (box office opens on Monday, November 16, 2009 at noon for season ticket holders and on Monday, November 23, 2009 at noon for the general public.)
Actors’ Theatre is dedicated to bringing the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre to West Michigan. We believe in the inclusion of all.