“Frozen” Old Fashioned Disney Fun

It’s nice to see Disney go back to its roots. Sure, the Mouse House has all but abandoned traditional animation for their feature films, but the old formula still works. Take a classic tale, like “Beauty and the Beast,” or even a Hans Christian Anderson story like “The Little Mermaid,” throw in some musical numbers… Continue reading “Frozen” Old Fashioned Disney Fun

Can a Victim’s Mother’s Tears Thaw a Killer’s Heart of Ice in “Frozen” at Raleigh Ensemble Players?

The "Frozen" cast includes (from left) Whitney Griffin, Staci Sabarsky, and Eric Morales

Can a mother’s tears thaw a killer’s heart of ice? British playwright Bryony Lavery’s provocative 1998 play, “Frozen,” asks that very question. Nancy (portrayed for Raleigh Ensemble Players by Staci Sabarsky) is the anguished British mother of a missing child, 10-year-old Rhona, whom she fears has fallen victim to Ralph (Eric Morales), a now-imprisoned and seemingly remorseless pedophile and serial killer who preyed on preteens in Nancy’s neighborhood.

“Frozen,” a Provocative Play About an Unspeakable Crime and Its Aftermath, Starts March 16th at REP

Raleigh Ensemble Players will present "Frozen" on March 16-18, 22-25, and 29-31 at 213 Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh, NC

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.