Press Release: Plan-B Theatre presents the world premiere of Eric Samuelsen's THE ICE FRONT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PLAN-B THEATRE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
THE ICE FRONT BY ERIC SAMUELSEN
The actors of the Norwegian National Theatre find themselves in an uneasy
truce with Nazi cultural authorities during the German occupation of
Norway. When they are forced to perform a Nazi propaganda piece,
conscience comes face-to- face with The Final Solution.

THE ICE FRONT honors the heroism of and dangers faced by the trilogy of
Nazi victims – Jews, Roma and Homosexuals – by questioning what it
means to be an artist, to be a patriot, to be human.
Featuring Kirt Bateman (in Eric Samuelsen play #5), Daniel Beecher, Ariana
Farber, Stephanie Howell (in ES play #3), Jay Perry (in ES play #3), Topher
Rasmussen (in ES play #2), Robert Scott Smith (in ES play #2, Emilie Starr
and Christy Summerhays (in ES play #2).
Designed by K.L. Alberts (costumes), Cheryl Cluff (sound), Keven Myhre
(set), David Rees (lighting), Arika Schockmel (props). Stage managed by
Jennifer Freed (assisted by Michael Scott Johnson).
Directed by Jerry Rapier.
It took Eric Samuelsen nearly 30 years to write THE ICE FRONT. It is the
largest-cast show in Plan-B’s history and the ninth of Eric’s plays to
premiere at Plan-B, following THE KREUTZER SONATA, BORDERLANDS,
AMERIGO, MIASMA, and the plays that comprised the #SeasonOfEric:
NOTHING PERSONAL, RADIO HOUR EPISODE 8: FAIRYANA,
CLEARING BOMBS and 3. Plan-B has also Script-In- Hand staged readings
of his translations of Ibsen’s GHOSTS and A DOLL HOUSE; Eric was also
one of 12 playwrights that created (in)divisible. THE ICE FRONT was
workshopped as part of Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-By- Play Series.
THE ICE FRONT is dedicated to Roy Samuelsen, who passed away in
September 2017.

PERFORMANCES
November 9-19, 2017 in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner, 138 W
300 S, SLC
Th & F @ 8pm
Sat @ 4pm & 8pm

STAFF
Jerry Rapier
Artistic Director
Cheryl Ann Cluff
Managing Director

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jesse Nix
President
Tami Marquardt
Vice President
Kay Shean
Secretary
Brian Doughty
Treasurer
Benjamin Brown
Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rick Pollock

We develop and produce
unique and socially conscious
theatre by Utah playwrights.

Plan-B Theatre
@ The Rose Wagner
138 W. Broadway
SLC, UT 84101
801.297.4200
planbtheatre.org

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Sun @ 2pm

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS
planbtheatre.org/ice

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