House Theatre Extends ROSE AND THE RIME Through 3/23
Rose and the Rime transfers to The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County starting April 23 for a five-week run, in a continuing partnership between Arsht and The House. "The story and execution of Rose and The Rime reflects the Company's signature style, and I'm thrilled Chicago audiences are connecting to the story as well. To be able to extend this run and have to opportunity to expose people to the production and The House Theatre of Chicago is a tremendous joy for us," said The House Theatre of Chicago Artistic Director Nathan Allen.
The multi-talented ensemble of The House Theatre of Chicago utilizes their signature style that blends music, swirling acrobatic dance, spectacle, and stage craft to spin the cautionary tale of their favorite myth, Rose and the Rime. Set in Radio Falls, "a little town by a big lake," young Rose (played by Company Member Paige Collins) must risk her life to rescue a magic coin from the icy clutches of the Rime Witch (played by Ericka Ratcliff), her only hope in saving her friends and family from the spell that keeps them frozen in perpetual winter. When the coin is returned, the freezing spell is lifted, and for a moment, Radio Falls appears rescued from their icy fate. But the coin's power inspires bigger dreams, and greed creeps slowly into the thawed Townsfolk. Rose must finally fight to keep the coin from falling into the wrong hands. But can she bear the power herself? Originally developed at Hope College in 2008, Rose and the Rime won the honor of playing the Kennedy Center as Best Original Work in the KCACTF festival. Re-staged by The House in 2009, Rose and the Rime tackles big themes considered central to many of the stories told at The House.