March 09 - 7:30pm
Rabbit Hole - A Studio Theater Production in Eastvold
For more than two millennia, theatre artists have wrestled with how we, as human beings, cope with the unexpected and sometimes tragic events that
impact our lives and the lives of those we love. Like the canonical playwrights who precede him, David Lindsay-Abaire depicts characters who survive life’s challenges through a mix of resilience, humor, and compassion. Ultimately, as Rabbit Hole so beautifully demonstrates, compassion for ourselves and for each other makes us stronger as individuals and wiser as a community. And theatre, as a communal form of art, is an ideal forum in which to experience and revel in the kind of shared compassion that not only helps us persevere in difficult times but also brings us closer together.
Rabbit Hole, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, is a “transcendent and deeply affecting new play” that “shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief” (Entertainment Weekly). It’s a story of loss, heartbreak, and forgiveness as a family attempts to move on after a life-shattering accident. David Rooney (Variety) writes, “David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation – an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty.” Ben Brantley (New York Times) describes Rabbit Hole as “a beautifully observed new play blessed with David Lindsay-Abaire’s customary grace and wit.” And Howard Shapiro (Philadelphia Inquirer) describes the play as “a satisfyingly strange mix: a wrenching look into grief and healing, leavened with generous spoonfuls of humor. This is one smart play.” --- SOME ADULT LANGUAGE