Already closed | 1h 20m | West Village

The Snow Queen (Blessed Unrest)

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

About the show

Blessed Unrest returns to the New Ohio this holiday season with a contemporary riff on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, tailored for the entire 21st century family (ideal for children 7 and up). More…

This story of a fearless young woman on a quest to save her friend from a frozen world devoid of feelings features the troupe’s signature physicality, magical transformations, extravagant costumes, and modern humor. 'The Snow Queen' remains faithful to Andersen’s wild tale, presenting the title character as a metaphor for the cool allure of modern technology – the force that alters most present-day interpersonal interactions.

1h 20m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (4)


Clever, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting
Avg Score

Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Beautiful, Resonating

See it if You like myths and folklore, physical theater, old stories retold, imaginative movement and staging.

Don't see it if You think this is children's theater. (It's not.)

Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy whimsical productions, joyful movement and quest stories.

Don't see it if you think children's theatre is just for kids.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if Experimental, physical theater with well done stage design to go with some great acting and movement.

Don't see it if You don't like timeless tales seen in a ew, vibrant way.

Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Only occasionally indulgent, Delightful

See it if you love fairy tales, the hero's journey, inventive staging and clever character work

Don't see it if young children in the audience will annoy you, or if you get frustrated with expressionistic snowflake dancing

January 12th, 2018
“The actors and creative team make this production a pleasure to watch, making the plot riveting, entertaining and just the slightest bit sad...I loved how a very small ensemble transforms into different characters, coordinating their movements to make the story flow seamlessly. And I loved how t...
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January 10th, 2018
“Blessed Unrest brings Hans Christian Anderson’s enigmatic tale of friendship center stage, in the company’s signature, highly physical style of storytelling...Well crafted and will delight adults and children alike...However, it often seems that ‘The Snow Queen’ wants to dig into something more ...
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January 12th, 2018
“A charismatic cast and talented director...The dialogue and humor veer a bit more into modern slapstick. Opartny is surprisingly effective at translating the original narrative-driven story into a full-length play of dialogue. His script maintains the feeling of the original tale, while making t...
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January 9th, 2018
“Opatrny’s adaptation of ‘The Snow Queen’ is interesting and clearly appeals to its young audience. But it would have added to the pleasure to see more of the title’s character, who controls winter with a dastardly hand...Still, the versatile cast clicks, and the creative simplicity of Maresca’s ...
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