Rose and the Rime Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 9 2009

The House Theatre of Chicago's inventive new show puts a contemporary spin on themes from classic fairy tales and fantasies--Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings are notable influences. Its brave young heroine, Rose (Carolyn Defrin), undertakes a dangerous journey from her snowbound Michigan hometown to the even more frigid north to wrest the town's magical talisman--a coin that can nurture or destroy those who possess it--from the Rime Witch, who stole it. Director/coauthor Nathan Allen employs striking scenic and sound design and stylized ensemble movement to dramatize Rose's quest and the surprising developments that follow from it. --Albert Williams

Price: $15-$29

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