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Mead Theatre Lab
Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
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48 events
36 reviews
38 stars
There is a parking lot on 8th Street, NW, that charges $10.
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36 reviews
38 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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53 events
40 reviews
33 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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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.

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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


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 449

Formed 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.