The Ice Child: Factory 449's Chiller Blends Film, Theater and Art
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The last date listed for The Ice Child was Sunday June 3, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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In Florencia in the Amazon, a famous opera singer embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey up the famous South American river in a tale inspired by the magical realism of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera). Along the way, the opera's female lead, Florencia Grimaldi, hopes to track down her long-lost lover, but her fellow travelers are beset by storms and become carried deeper into the rain forest, guided by a mystical river creature. The first Spanish-language commission by a major U.S. opera company, Florencia in the Amazon features a shimmering, romantic score by Daniel Catán and a libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain. Two-time Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Goerke takes the starring role in this Washington National Opera premiere. Learn More
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Very, very difficult subject matter -- brutal. Well acted, with interesting using of video as part of set. Left theater feeling sick and dirty, like after a visit to the Holocaust Museum.
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Quotes & Highlights
“The Ice Child is a must see for anyone willing to look upon a horrible, but easily conceivable slice of life. Be prepared to shift uncomfortably in your seat and feel the pressure of terror closing in on you. I promise, it’s fun!” —DC Metro Theatre Arts
Urban legend gets a shot of Edgar Allan Poe and a dash of contemporary horror in Factory 449’s world premiere of The Ice Child.
Catherine wakes to find herself imprisoned in a coffin-size freezer chest. To discover how she got there — and whether she can talk her way to freedom — she must quickly decide which of her captors to trust. Outside her makeshift prison, a struggle soon arises over Catherine’s treatment that will decide the fate of victims and villains alike. Told through a heart-pounding mash-up of film, live performance, and visual art, The Ice Child is a ticking time bomb of a show.
About the Ticket Supplier: Factory 449Formed in April of 2009, Factory 449: a theatre collective has approached its inaugural season with a working mission-in-development:
...committed to maintaining an ensemble of multi-disciplinary artists and professionals who are dedicated to the collaborative process of creating "theatre as event." The members of this collective will assume roles involved in the development of new productions, affording artists the opportunity to write, act, direct, design and produce.