Icebound opened on Broadway at the Sam H. Harris Theatre on February 10, 1923 and closed on June 1, 1923 after 145 performances. Directed by Sam Forrest and produced by Sam H. Harris, the cast featured Edna May Oliver (Hannah), Lawrence Eddinger (Doctor Curtis), Robert Ames (Ben Jordan), Lottie Linthicum (Emma Jordan), Frances Neilson (Ella Jordan), Boots Wooster (Nettie Jordan), Phyllis Povah (Jane Crosby) and Charles Henderson (Jim Jay).
The Jordan family is in their farm in Veazie, Maine in October 1922. They await the reading of the will by Judge John Bradford of the family matriarch who has just died. Much to the family's dismay, the farm and all of the money has been left to a distant cousin Jane Crosby. Jane has been told that she is to take care of the legal trouble of the young son of the family, Ben. Ben had left because he accidentally burned a neighbor's farm. Ben begins a flirtatious relationship with Nettie, the adopted daughter of Emma Jordan.
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