The Arts

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play at Kirkwood April 7-10

By March 25, 2011November 16th, 2018No Comments

Dramatic play using humor for healing will show in Ballantyne Auditorium

An ordinary family quickly has its life turned upside down in the next play performed in the Kirkwood Community College Performing Arts series. David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Rabbit Hole, is brought to life in four performances, April 7-10. Show times Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Rick Anderson is the director of the play, with stage and lighting design by Shelly Ford and costume design by Annee Noah.

Happily married couple Becca and Howie Corbett of Larchmont, New York, had the perfect life until an unexpected tragedy strikes. Their world is forever changed when a life-shattering accident occurs, leaving the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places, and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Giving praise to Lindsay-Abaire, Show Business Weekly said, “Rabbit Hole is an entertaining and satisfying play—it might just be the year’s best.”

A review from USA Today states, “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.”

Nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and many other awards, Rabbit Hole was recently released in movie theaters worldwide. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart played the lead roles of Becca and Howie Corbett.

Tickets for the Kirkwood Community College’s performance of Rabbit Hole are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students with current ID. Kirkwood students, staff and employees are admitted free of charge.

Tickets are available from the Kirkwood Theatre box office in 336 Cedar Hall, or by calling 398-5899, ext. 4331.