"Frozen" By Bryony Lavery, at East 13th Street Theater 25 Feb 2004
Sat 18 Oct 2003 "Frozen" By Bryony Lavery, at East 13th Street Theater 25 Feb 2004 The Mcc Theater presents the New York Premiere of Frozen By Bryony Lavery, opens at East 13th Street Theater 11 Mar 2004, following previews from 25 Feb 2004, for a limited engagement to 11 April 2004. The cast includes Swoosie Kurtz (Nancy), Brian F. O'byrne (Ralph), Laila Robins (Agnetha). It is directed by Doug Hughes, with design by Hugh Landwehr. Frozen won the 1998 Barclays Award for Best New Play in its original production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (UK), and later received its critically acclaimed London premiere at Royal National Theatre in July 2002. One sunny evening, 10-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic comes to England to research a thesis Serial Killing - a forgivable act? Then there's Ralph, a loner with a bit of previous who's looking for some distraction... Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark upon a long dark journey which finally curves upward into the light. Swoosie Kurtz (Nancy) appeared last season in a video cameo role for MCC Theater's production of Intrigue With Faye starring Benjamin Bratt and Julianna Margulies. Other theater includes: Imaginary Friends (Broadway), The Mineola Twins (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nom.), The House of Blue Leaves (Tony Award), Fifth of July (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), Six Degrees of Separation; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; and Uncommon Women (Obie and Drama Desk awards). Films include: Citizen Ruth; Liar Liar; Cruel Intentions, Dangerous Liaisons, Reality Bites. Television: HBO's "And the Band Played On" (Emmy nomination), "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," "Carol & Co." (Emmy Award), "Sisters" (Emmy noms.), "Love, Sidney" (Emmy noms.), "Love & Money," and "ER" (Eighth Emmy nom.). Brian F. O'byrne (Ralph) starred in the original productions of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Skull in Connemara and The Lonesome West. He also appeared in the Broadway transfers of The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Lonesome West, earning him two Tonyï¿½ nominations for Best Actor and Best Featured Actor, respectively. Other stage credits include The Sisters Rosensweig, Hapgood, Seconds Out and Smelling a Rat. Laila Robins (Agnetha) has been a regular at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for each of the last seven seasons, in such works as Three Sisters, Arms and the Man and Twelfth Night. On Broadway, she was seen in The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing, and Off-Broadway in Tiny Alice and Mrs. Klein.
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