Grand Rapids Press Review of ‘Frozen’

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‘Frozen’ tells the story of a pedophile and victim with dramatic monologues

Actors' Theatre production of "Frozen". Kitty Carpenter mourns the loss of her daughter. Photo by T.J. Hamilton of The Grand Rapids Press

By Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press
December 04, 2009, 11:07AM

Like the winter storm that blanketed West Michigan Thursday night, Actors’ Theatre’s latest production, “Frozen,” delivers a chilling tale that is hard to ignore.

British playwright Bryony Lavery uses a series of dramatic monologues to weave her story about a pedophile and one of his victims. Like icebergs floating in a sea of story telling, the monologues only give the audience a peek at what’s above the surface, while what’s hidden below really snags their interest.

Using minimal props and set, director Stephanie Sandberg relies on the dramatic intensity of her three actors to carry these challenging solo scenes, and the cast does not disappoint.

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