Everything freezes: another winter's tale

by Jonathan l. green and Walt McGough

February 26 - April 5, 2009

sideshow theatre company


scenic designer Lisi Stoessel
costume designer Joshua P. Burns

lighting designer Justin Wardell

sound designer Christopher M. LaPorte


"A truly memorable and artistically vital theatrical experience... crackles with a lightening-quick intensity, offering up one of the most engaging performances of the theater year."

Chicago Free Press

"This is not a ghost story."
In the midst of a tragic tale of jealousy, a marble statue comes to life and kind of distracts everybody. Two families struggle for normalcy in a world where resurrections, hauntings, and a very real miracle are suddenly par for the course. King Leontes and Queen Hermione find their lives rent asunder by jealousy. But when an unexplained miracle seems to set things right, the royal family is left not with closure, but a mountain of new questions. Dragged into the fray is their best friend Polixenes, along with the children of both families, who seem far better suited to life in a magic world. Blows are dealt, lives are lost, and the rules of reality bend and break in this off-beat and moving comedy about what family means in the face of the unknown.