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The Frozen Section

Date TIme Note
Friday, Mar. 28 8:00 PM Buy Tickets Opening Night
Saturday, Mar. 29 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday, Mar. 30 2:30 PM Buy Tickets
Thursday, Apr. 3 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Friday, Apr. 4 8:00 PM Buy Tickets Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Apr. 5 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday, Apr. 6 2:30 PM Buy Tickets
Thursday, Apr. 10 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Friday, Apr. 11 8:00 PM Buy Tickets Free Beer Fri!
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Sunday, Apr. 13 2:30 PM Buy Tickets
Thursday, Apr. 17 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Friday, Apr. 18 8:00 PM Buy Tickets Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Apr. 19 8:00 PM Buy Tickets

The Catastrophic Theatre

The Frozen Section

(a comedy in aisle 9) by LISA D'AMOUR

In a liminal, existential grocery store, a disorganized collection of bewildered shoppers and workers find comfort in the carefully organized aisles, in the feeling of cold air on one’s face when opening a door in the frozen section.

But the supermarket feels almost empty. Because: Instacart? These collected souls seem so removed from one another, so far from the messy origin of things. Salad mix sweating in a clam shell? How did we get here? In the back alley a cashier converses with a coyote; in Dairy, civilization dances with the wild.

To be adrift solo is one thing, to be so among found community is quite another. And that’s not nothing. Sometimes it can seem like everything. 



Lisa D’Amour is a playwright, interdisciplinary artist, and one half of the OBIE-Award winning performance duo PearlDamour. She was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in Drama (her play Detroit) and received four Tony Award nominations (Airline Highway). Her plays have been produced on Broadway and at theatres across the country, including Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Manhattan Theater Club (all in NYC), Steppenwolf (Chicago), The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia), Woolly Mammoth Theater (Washington D.C.). Lisa lives in New Orleans, and she is the Distinguished Lecturer in Playwriting at the School of Theater and Dance at the University of Houston.

Catastrophic produced her plays Detroit and Anna Bella Eema. And for you old-timers, Catastrophic-forerunner IBP commissioned and produced her Hide Town in 2006.

“Speaks to the fractious, frightened American moment more perceptively than any play I’ve seen on a New York stage.” – The New York Times

MARCH 28 - APRIL 19, 2025



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