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Mead Theatre Lab
Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
202-315-1305
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52 events
37 reviews
47 stars
There is a parking lot on 8th Street, NW, that charges $10.
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52 events
37 reviews
47 stars
The weather was cool.. I wore jeans and a warm sweater..
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"The Ice Child"
8 ratings
3.3 average rating
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JohninDC
53 events
40 reviews
38 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Interesting staging and a troubling story. The play didn't quite work for me, but I admired the ambition and experimentation.

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39 events
16 reviews
1 stars
attended May 26 2012

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.

Very lucky with parking, finding spot directly across...continued

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Amy
37 events
10 reviews
3 stars
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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

Description

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.