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Rabbit Hole

By David Lindsay-Abaire (Fuddy Meers, Kimberley Akimbo, A Devil Inside), directed by Tanya Piejus (The Diary of Anne Frank, Cold Comfort Farm)

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner

It's been 8 months since Becca and Howie's 4-year-old son Danny ran out into the road after his dog and was hit by a car. Their grief is still pronounced as they struggle to get back to normality, but they're grieving in very different, and incompatible, ways. Then Becca's wayward sister Izzy announces she's pregnant.

Starring this year's Wellington V48 Hours Best Actress award winner, Rebecca Parker, Rabbit Hole is a beautifully observed, witty but empathetic play that draws from the reservoir of feelings common to anyone who has experienced the landscape-shifting vacuum left by a death in the family.

Cast:

  • Becca - Rebecca Parker (Sammy, Silly Cow, Jane Eyre)
  • Howie - Joel Allen (The Gondoliers, Monkey's Uncle)
  • Izzy - Emma Draper (The Love of Your Life, A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Nat - Jade Valour (Hook, Line and Sinker, I Am A Camera)
  • Jason - Connor Slattery (Tell Tale Tit, Paradise Cafe)

"A startling, heartfelt and potent play. Rabbit Hole is a remarkable, affecting redirection of Lindsay-Abaire's considerable talent." Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

"A satisfyingly strange mix: a wrenching look into grief and healing, leavened with generous spoonfuls of humor. You feel vaguely guilty for laughing, even as your laughter relieves you. Lindsay-Abaire weaves a cloth of one strand light, two strands dark, then back and forth, and no fiber is cheap or synthetic. He offers no easy answers. This is one smart play." Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Enquirer

Rabbit Hole