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Rose and the Rime

Rose and the Rime

By Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews and Jake Minton.

Product Code: RD5000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 5w., up to 6 either gender.

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Young Rose lives a peaceful, carefree life in her tiny wintry town of Radio Falls. Sledding through snow dunes, drinking hot chocolate and listening to stories told by her Uncle Roger, it all seems pretty grand. True, it's always winter, but it's been like that all her life—how could she know the difference? But one day when Rose asks her Uncle Roger the truth of what happened to her parents, she learns there's more to the history of Radio Falls than she could have ever realized. The town has been trapped within perpetual winter ever since the evil Rime Witch came and stole the magic coin that sustained peace and happiness for the little town. To save Radio Falls from its frigid misery, Rose sets out to find the Rime Witch and return the coin to where it belongs. Rose bobsleds through ice caves, braves haunted forests, and plunges through fierce blizzards before finally confronting the witch and taking back the coin. Radio Falls returns once again to its summer splendor, but how long can the good times last? Soon, the coin's power invites the town to wonder what else it's missing. One of The House Theatre of Chicago's most beloved original myths, Rose and the Rime reminds us once more that anything powerful enough to fulfill all your dreams is also powerful enough to destroy them.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code RD5000
  • Cast Size 16
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 85 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590106
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"This play is a wonderful example of Magical realism. We had a wonderful time producing this show."
Review by Kevin Phelan, Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, Ill.

Media Reviews

"A likable, poignant, gently involving show … involves the audience explicitly in its storytelling … a great spirit of community engagement." -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"A proper fairy tale, one that will appeal to everyone from not-too-little kids to adults." -Miami Herald

"A stage fairy tale with a haunting resonance." -Miami Herald

"An original, cleverly realized, beautifully acted piece of theatre." -Miami Herald

"Fantastical, funny, suspenseful and moving, it's athletic, passionate, whimsical and visually inventive—a celebration of theatre as a communal expression of living in the moment." -Chicago Reader

"First-rate family entertainment." -Chicago Reader

"Packed with symbolic elements, inspired body movement and aerial acrobatics, all tactfully contributing to the story so there is never a dull moment." -Newcity Stage

"The clever script &8230; puts a modern spin on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and speaks eloquently to both children and adults." -Chicago Reader

"This production entices one to see the world a bit more magically." -Newcity Stage

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Kimberly High Kimberly Wisconsin 1/20/2022 1/22/2022