New Ohio Theatre presents Blessed Unrest


Written by Matt Opatrny
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Jessica Burr


A fearless young woman goes on a quest to save her friend from a frozen world devoid of feelings. Featuring Blessed Unrest's signature physicality, magical transformations, extravagant costumes, and modern humor.

With: Rich Brown, Todd Grace, Tatyana Kot, Nancy McArthur, Celli Pitt, and Joshua Wynter

Following the 2016 hit production of A Christmas Carol ("powerful...haunting at some moments and palpably joyous at others" Ė The Reviews Hub), the award-winning company Blessed Unrest returns to New Ohio Theater with a contemporary riff on Hans Christian Andersenís classic, tailored for the entire 21st century family (ideal for children 7 and up).

Developed in a year-long New Victory LabWorks residency, The Snow Queen remains faithful to Andersenís wild tale, presenting the title monarch as a metaphor for the cool allure of modern technology Ė the force that alters most present-day interpersonal interactions. Our protagonist couple are not the victims of a sinister force, but sentient travelers in search of deep human connection.

Running time: 80 minutes, no intermission
All tickets $25
For performance calendar and tickets, click here, or call (866) 811-4111.

Scenic Design: Sam Vawter
Costume Design: Sydney Maresca
Lighting Design: Jay Ryan
Sound Design: Beth Lake
Production Stage Manager: Darielle Shandler

Blessed Unrest is in its 17th season of generating original theatre in NYC and touring internationally. They create safe environments where dangerous things can happen, producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works for the stage with their diverse ensemble. They teach their approach to physical and devised theatre at universities across the country. Among their awards are four New York Innovative Theatre Awards (twelve nominations) including the Cino Fellowship for Sustained Excellence, the LPTW Lucille Lortel Award, and first prize at the 2016 Secondo Theatre Festival (Switzerland).The companyís work has been praised for "magnetism and electricity" (TimeOut NY) and "physical ingenuity and visual artistry" (NYTheatre.com). blessedunrest.org

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