Everything Freezes

Everything Freezes

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In the midst of a tragic tale of jealousy, a marble statue comes to life and kind of distracts everybody. Now, two families struggle for normalcy in a world where resurrections, hauntings, and a very real miracle are suddenly par for the course. Everything Freezes takes the characters of Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale and propels them into a new reality beyond the play. King Leontes and Queen Hermione find their lives rent asunder by jealousy. But when something seems to set things right, the royal family is left not with closure, but a mountain of new questions.

(Drama; 140 minutes; 4M 2W)
Co-written with Jonathan L. Green



  • “Delightful moments of comedic ingenuity.”
    -Nina Metz, The Chicago Tribune
  • “Navigates its dramatic mileau with refreshing aplomb.”
    -Mary Shen Barnidge, The Windy City Times
  • “Nicely balanced between whimsy and sincerity.”
    -Zac Thompson, The Chicago Reader

Production Photos

Sideshow Theatre Company, March 2009

Directed by: Jonathan L. Green
Starring: John Bonner, Matt Fletcher, Karie Miller, Keath Neagle, Bruce Phillips, Autumn Shiley
(Photos by Johnny Knight)

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