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

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

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.

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

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

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.

"Home" runs through June 26th at Clare Hall

Joseph Callender, Rasool Jahan, and Joy Williams Sparkle in JTP’s Production of “Home”

While Joseph Callender’s eloquence as Cephus Miles in “Home” wins the hearts and minds of Justice Theater Project’s patrons, Rasool Jahan and Joy Williams alternately tickle the audience’s funny-bones and raise their hackles with their charismatic characterizations of some two dozen people — good, bad, and ugly.

"Home" Plays June 10-26 in Clare Hall

Joseph Callender Stars as Black Everyman Cephus Miles in “Home” by Samm-Art Williams

When he first read “Home,” director Sean A. Brosnahan says, “I remember being struck by the beauty of the narrative; [and] the way Samm-Art Williams threads dialog, commentary, narration, and poetry into one seamless piece of theatrical art.”

"The Mercy Seat" by Neil LaBute is set in the aftermath of 9/11

Benji Jones and Eric Morales Are Terrific in “The Mercy Seat” by Neil LaBute

Even with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace as the unacknowledged elephant in the room, “The Mercy Seat” is a tasty dramatic onion that Benji Taylor Jones and Eric Morales peel brilliantly, layer by layer, under the sure-handed guidance of director Sean A. Brosnahan.