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Pangdemonium Theatre Company presents “Frozen” this October at the Esplanade Theatre Studio


Following the success of “Fat Pig”, and “The Rise & Fall of Little Voice”, Pangdemonium Theatre Company presents “Frozen” from 23 October to 9 November 2014 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio.

One sunny morning 10-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother Nancy (Karen Tan), retreats into a state of frozen hope…for the next twenty years. Does “closure”, mean forgiveness? Or revenge?

Agnetha (Janice Koh) is a pioneering psychiatrist with a controversial theory on serial killers. Does she really believe what she preaches, even as she fights her own demons?

And then there’s Ralph (Adrian Pang), a loner with a fractured history and a deadly obsession…Is he a monster? Or a misunderstood man-child?

Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three individuals embark upon a tangled, twisted journey, uncovering one another’s skeletons and ghosts along the way, before finally finding the light. “Frozen” is a shocking, searing and ultimately sensitive study of the fragile human psyche, and the meaning of retribution, survival and hope.

Here’s the trailer:

Winner of the prestigious Barclay Award for Best New Play, and nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Play, “Frozen” is a powerful, bold and haunting psychological thriller – best described by The Guardian as “a Comedy of Terrors… a big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.”

When Artistic Directors Tracie and Adrian Pang first read the play, they were struck at the play’s emotional, intellectual and visceral impact, which they found very moving and powerful. “The questions the play raises about retribution, redemption, compassion and forgiveness – they affect us all in our daily lives. The play also deals with subjects who really resonate with us: the influence we have as parents on the kind of adults our children grow into; and also society’s responsibility to protect every child from harm. It really is a story that needs to be told.”

Frozen by Bryony Lavery
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Dates: 23 October – 9 November 2014
Times: Tue to Fri, 8pm; Sat 3pm and 8pm; Sun 3pm; 9 Nov Sun 3pm & 8pm Prices: $35 (Preview on 23 and 24 Oct); $40 for all other performances Ticket purchase: http://www.sistic.com.sg

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