Enter A Fairy Tale World With ROSE AND THE RIME 2/19-4/11

The House Theatre of Chicago invites Chicagoans to be captivated by fairy tale, witches, myth and magic with its newest production ROSE AND THE RIME, written by the creative team Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen. The original Midwestern fairy tale will play the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St.) February 19 to April 11, 2009. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10 a.m.

The tiny Michigan town of Radio Falls has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation. Snow and ice coat every tree branch and telephone wire, and the constant blizzard surrounding the town means there's no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth: a girl named Rose. It is up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. But when she succeeds, Radio Falls discovers the witch's magic coin has two sides... ROSE AND THE RIME is a modern version of The House's favorite myth - a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them.

House Theatre company member Carolyn Defrin (The Sparrow, Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe) will star as Rose. In addition to Defrin, company members Maria McCullough, Mike Smith, and Joey Steakley are featured in ROSE AND THE RIME. The cast also includes Lucy Carapetyan, Chelsea Keenan, Stephanie Polt, Brandon Ruiter, Brett Schneider, Dana Tretta, and Zeke Sulkes.

ROSE AND THE RIME is written by Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen and directed by Nathan Allen. Original score is composed by Kevin O'Donnell and choreography is by Tommy Rapley. Scenic and props design by Collette Pollard, lighting design by Lee Keenan, costume design by Debbie Baer and sound design by Josh Horvath.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10 a.m. ROSE AND THE RIME will perform at the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St., Chicago). Tickets are available for $15 to preview performances February 19 - 21, 2009 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, February 22, 2009. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Regular performance tickets are $25 - $29, and may be purchased by calling (773) 251-2195 or online at www.TheHouseTheatre.com.

For more information on The House Theatre of Chicago visit www.TheHouseTheatre.com.

The House Theatre of Chicago was founded in 2001 by a group of friends from around the country with the sole purpose of moving to Chicago and starting a world-class theatrical institution in the tradition of the great Chicago ensembles that had come before. It is the mission of The House to unite Chicago in the spirit of Community through amazing feats of Storytelling. The pursuit of this mission is what has led The House to break the rules of building a traditional ensemble. Alongside The House's current Company actors and directors are writers, choreographers, production staff, designers, composers and visual artists, all collaborating to create innovative original works.

Following a critically acclaimed run of their first show, Death and Harry Houdini, The House burst onto the Chicago scene with the smash hit success of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan, an original adaptation that ran for five months in 2002. The ensuing years brought more than a dozen world premiere productions including The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, Hatfield & McCoy and the genre bending, three year, epic rock musical, The Valentine Trilogy. In early 2007, the critical and popular success of The Sparrow took The House to both the Steppenwolf Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, and the Apollo Theater, and with it a whole new audience. In Year 8, The House is reborn in Wicker Park at the Chopin Theatre. Join the revolution.

 

 

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