UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
October 20, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance continues the 2008-2009 production season with the Pulitizer-Prize winning "Rabbit Hole," Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center studio theatre.
Tickets cost $14 for adults, $11 for senior citizens (60 and older), and $7 for students. A discount is available for groups of more than 10. For tickets, call (307) 766-6666 or go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.
David Lindsay-Abaire's deeply affecting drama about one family's attempt to cope with an unimaginable tragedy, garnered five Tony nominations and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2007. It tells the story of Becca and Howard Corbett, who live an idyllic suburban family life until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down. Isolated by the tragedy from well-meaning family and friends and most of all each other, and unable to reconcile their different ways of grieving, Becca and Howard struggle to return to daily life.
"This is such a smart and funny and affecting play not because it deals with the grieving process, but because it deals with the awkwardness and uncertainty of what comes after," says director Rebecca Hilliker, UW professor and former department head.
"Rabbit Hole" represents a significant departure by Lindsay-Abaire from his trademark absurdist comedies, and has been widely praised by critics and audiences alike as one of the best new plays of the last 25 years.
Lindsay-Abaire's other Broadway stage credits include such hits as "Fuddy Meers" and "Kimberly Akimbo" and music and lyrics for the musical version of "Shrek." A film version of "Rabbit Hole," starring Nicole Kidman, is being developed.
For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie at (307) 766-2160