Frozen charts the course of three characters connected by one tragic event: a murderer, his psychologist, and the mother of one of his victims. At the center of the story is Rhona, a ten-year-old girl who goes missing on a walk in an English suburb. Her mother Nancy withdraws from the world, unable to cope with the emotions surrounding Rhona’s disappearance. Years later, Nancy encounters Agnetha, an American assembling interviews for her dissertation: “Serial Killing – A Forgivable Act?” Agnetha’s research leads her to the prison where Ralph is detained, a man still chillingly detached despite the magnitude of his crimes.
Adam Zahler, winner of the 2005 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director of New Rep’s production, PERMANENT COLLECTION, returns to direct FROZEN, a play of extraordinary emotion and sensitivity that explores the limits of human regret and forgiveness.
Photo: Nancy E. Carroll. Photo by Rick Lombardo