Frozen River

Ages 5 to 12

February 25 – March 6

Co-written by Michaela Washburn, Joelle Peters and Carrie Costello

An MTYP and Castlemoon Theatre Co-Production

World Premiere

In Frozen River – nîkwatin sîpiy in Cree, Grandmother Moon tells the story of two eleven year olds, born under the same blood moon, but in different parts of the world. Set in a forest, destined to become Manitoba, this new play follows their stories as they meet, and that of their descendants who meet in the present day. A broken promise from the past can be righted when there is finally an openness to learn from those who have protected and honoured the waterways for centuries.

Recommended for ages 5-12
approximate running time: 60 minutes with no intermission

As per provincial regulations at this time, all patrons 12 years and older must be vaccinated to attend this event. Those under 12 must be accompanied by a fully-immunized person with whom they reside or a relative who is fully immunized. Manitoba or Canada’s Vaccine Passport will be used for confirmation so please bring either your physical immunization card or the digital QR code, as well as a piece of government-issued photo identification. Student or Manitoba Health cards will suffice for those under 18. Patrons are asked to wear their masks throughout the entirety of the performance.


Co-Written by: Michaela Washburn, Joelle Peters, and Carrie Costello

An MTYP and Castlemoon Theatre Production

Eilidh Mallory James
Wâpam Kathleen MacLean
Moon Krystle Pederson

Co-Director Ann Hodges
Co-Director Tracey Nepinak
Set and Props Designer Andrew Moro
Costume Designer Jay Havens
Assistant Costume Designer Amy McPherson
Lighting Designer Dean Cowieson
Composer and Sound Designer MJ Dandeneau
Stage Manager Katie Schmidt


Check out our promotional video for Frozen River below!

  • February 25, 2022 Fri. 7 pm
  • February 27, 2022 Sun. 1 pm
  • February 27, 2022 Sun. 4 pm
  • March 1, 2022 Tue. 1 pm
  • March 2, 2022 Wed. 1 pm
  • March 2, 2022 Wed. 7 pm
  • March 3, 2022 Thurs. 7 pm
  • March 4, 2022 Fri. 7 pm
  • March 5, 2022 Sat. 1 pm
  • March 5, 2022 Sat. 4 pm*
  • March 6, 2022 Sun. 1 pm
  • March 6, 2022 Sun. 4 pm
  • *Relaxed Performance
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