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.
When & Where
The New Depot Players
The New Depot Players are Conyers’ Premiere Theatre Troupe, and the resident theatre company at Center Street Arts, home of the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts. We produce a season of quality plays and musicals for youth and adults and are also dedicated to providing opportunities for the Conyers / Rockdale community to become involved in the artistic process—whether onstage, behind the scenes, in workshops or in the audience. Since 1976, The New Depot Players volunteers and patrons have been the backbone of the theatre’s success. Because of our commitment to quality and the vital community involvement, the theatre troupe has forged a remarkable legacy that continues to make a lasting impact on the community. Come and Play Your Part.