San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Jay Tryall
Coming to the stage:
March 7 —9 and 14—16, 2013 at 8PM
March 10 and 17, 2013 at 3PM
THE STORY: The heartbreaking story of Becca and Howie, a couple trying to recover from the accidental death of their four-year-old son, Danny, eight months earlier. Danny was killed when he chased the family dog into the street and was hit by a car; Becca was answering the phone and had turned away from him briefly. Becca’s mother, Nat, and her younger sister, Izzy, try in their own ways to comfort the family. When Izzy, always the family troublemaker, announces that she is pregnant, Becca and Howie must come to terms with the new life in the family while dealing with their grief. In the final act, Jason, the young man who accidentally killed their son, comes to their home.
"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." —Variety.
"Grade: A! A transcendent and deeply affecting new play, which shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief." —Entertainment Weekly.
"RABBIT HOLE presents a tragedy and its consequences with utter candor, and without sentimentality. The dialogue is most impressive for capturing the awkwardness and pain of thinking people faced with an unthinkable situation—and eventually, their capacity for survival, and even hope." —USA Today.
"With RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted the most serious, simply told work of his career—a painstakingly beautiful, dramatically resourceful, exquisitely human new play." —BackStage.