I tell friends what the play is about, and most of them say, Id love to come, but I have to rearrange my spice rack, actress Swoosie Kurtz said in an interview when she was starring in the Broadway production of Frozen. She went on: But the play is not about pedophilia. Its about redemption and grace.
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Now onstage at Theater LaB Houston, Frozen, the tale of a criminal psychologist, a serial-killing pedophile and the mother of one of his victims, explores both forgiveness and revenge, but its best known for its bold foray into the world of grief and its dramatic ending, when the mourning mother confronts the man who kidnapped, raped and killed her daughter. Despite its dark content, Bryony Laverys play was a huge success: It received a Tony nomination for Best Play in 2004. See why at todays opening. 8 p.m. today and Fridays and Saturdays through February 9; 5 p.m. Sunday, January 27. 1706 Alamo Street. For tickets and information, call 713-868-7516 or visit www.theaterlabhouston.com. $20 to $25.
Wed., Jan. 9, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 27, 5 p.m. Starts: Jan. 9. Continues through Feb. 9, 2008