Actors’ Theatre “Frozen” in the News – On The Town

By Katerie Prior | On-the-Town
November 30, 2009, 2:00PM

Actors’ Theatre explores forgiveness in Bryony Lavery’s powerful and controversial play, “Frozen.”

Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids cast of Frozen

Breaking the Ice: Kitty Carrico Carpenter, Ralph Lister, and Rebecca Monterusso in Frozen. Photo by Tom Firme.

Oscar Wilde once said, “Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much.” While his comment is amusing, his general advice is true. Forgiveness may give the offender peace of mind; it does nothing for the other person—its real benefit is for the person who does the forgiving.

That said, forgiveness sounds easy enough with small things, like forgiving someone for being late or breaking something, but how do you forgive bad things? Oppression, for instance, or a violent murder? It’s one reason why Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” This month, Actors’ Theatre explores the idea of forgiveness  in Frozen.

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