My Frozen Heart: A Comic Tragedy
by Hannah Foulger
Crosswalk Productions - Winnipeg, MB
 http://crosswalkprod.wixsite.com/cwprod
V.23 - One88 
Sarah Beau-DeMers, a "female filmmaker" from small-town Ontario, will stop at nothing to make her film, a definitely-not autobiographical coming-of-age film. But after a series of compromises, she'll be forced to choose between the people she loves and the film she was born to make. From the writer behind Clink and The Bar Scene Winner of the 2013 Bertsinger Award Sunday, July 21 is a Relaxed Performance welcoming audience members who need a relaxed sensory experience. Production changes reduce light intensity, sound and movement.


   
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Play-Dramedy

Audience:
Parental Guidance

Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content

Thu July 18 8:00 PM
Fri July 19 9:45 PM
Sat July 20 6:15 PM
Sun July 21 4:30 PM
Tue July 23 8:00 PM
Wed July 24 9:45 PM
Thu July 25 6:15 PM
Fri July 26 8:00 PM
Sat July 27 6:15 PM

My Frozen Heart: A Comic Tragedy

Crosswalk Productions—One88

What struck me first about this play was the intriguing premise – the idea of a film within a play is a fresh take. The performances are strong and energetic – notably the person who plays the female lead actor. I also liked the interplay between the audio interview and the narrative on stage (would have liked to see more of that, actually.) It is a slow build, and some of the conflict between the characters could have been trimmed – but when the tone begins to shift and drives towards its climax, the effect is palpable. I left feeling, and thinking/questioning, how am I complicit in not calling out sexual harassment, misogyny, and other such ills of the patriarchy? Theatre that leaves me thinking is something powerful indeed.

Craig Terlson