Carleton Players to Present 'Ice Glen'

February 19, 2003

The Carleton Players will present the world premiere of "Ice Glen" at 8 p.m. on February 26, 27, 28 and March 1, at the Carleton College Arena Theater. "Ice Glen" is a commissioned play written by Joan Ackermann and directed by Michael Dixon, literary manager and dramaturg of the Guthrie Theater. The production is free but reservations are required. To reserve seats, call 507.646.4471.

Set in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts in 1915, the charming character comedy brings the city editor of the Atlantic Monthly to a country mansion, where he hopes to find the author of the most amazing poems he has ever read. There he meets a widow with amorous intentions, her eccentric household, and the young poet—who refuses his attention. As their true passions are revealed, these six characters in search of love and acceptance discover, much to their chagrin, that embarrassment, awkwardness and anger are merely way stations along the trip to happiness.

Ackerman is the author of numerous plays including "Zara Spook and Other Lures," "Stanton's Garage" and "The Batting Cage." She has also written the soon-to-be-released film, "Off the Map," and the HBO series "Arliss," for which she was also producer. Carleton also will host two special events in conjunction with the world premiere. There will be a panel discussion with Joan Ackerman and Michael Dixon before the first show on February 26 from 5-6 p.m. at the Arena Theater. The February 26 show will be followed by a reception, hosted by the Carleton Players. For more information, call Jean Wakely in the Carleton Theater Arts office at +1.507.646.4531.