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Island Stage Left's 'Rabbit Hole' opens at Roche Harbor; continues through Nov. 29

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Island Stage Left's 'Rabbit Hole' opened at Roche Harbor Pavilion Thursday, and continues through Nov. 29. 'Rabbit Hole' was written by David Lindsay-Abaire and first presented in 2005. Abaire received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.
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Island Stage Left's "Rabbit Hole" opened at Roche Harbor Pavilion Thursday, and continues through Nov. 29.

"Rabbit Hole" was written by David Lindsay-Abaire and first presented in 2005. Abaire received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.

The play focuses on a couple, Becca and Howie, trying to cope with the death of their only child, a four-year-old, in an auto accident, while Becca’s well-meaning mom and off-kilter sister attempt to lift their spirits (and deal with their own problems), each in her own inimitable way. The couple's lives are further complicated when the young driver who killed their son contacts them seeking closure as well.

"Rabbit Hole" had a 77-performance run in the Biltmore Theatre in Manhattan. The cast included Cynthia Nixon as Becca, Tyne Daly as Nat (Becca's mother), John Slattery as Howie, Mary Catherine Garrison as Izzy (Becca's sister), and John Gallagher Jr. as Jason (the driver of the car). A film version starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart is expected to be released in 2010.

"Rabbit Hole" is being performed Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., in the Roche Harbor Pavilion; and Sundays, 4 p.m., in the Roche Harbor Pavilion. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day. Admission is free; donations accepted. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

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