Rabbit Hole stars (L-R) Joann Johnson, CJ Breland, Jon Morrison, Robert Walker, and Courtney DeGennaro Robinson. Studio Misha Photography

From Grief to Grace at ACT

Rabbit Hole stars (L-R) Joann Johnson, CJ Breland, Jon Morrison, Robert Walker,
and Courtney DeGennaro Robinson. Studio Misha Photography

Rabbit Hole, directed by Stephanie Hickling Beckman.

Becca and Howie Corbett are on a journey from the unimaginable to a new reality. Eight months after the accidental death of their son Danny, they are navigating unfamiliar territory. Although supported by Becca’s sister Izzy and mother Nat, their fragmented lives seem impossible to piece back together. At last, a visit from an unexpected person helps them to find that there is always room for love and forgiveness.

“In this beautifully written play, we get to experience the complexity of Becca and Howie’s emotions. Seeing a play like this can unlock compassion for ourselves and our loved ones,” says Susan Harper, Executive Director of the Asheville Community Theatre (ACT).

Rabbit Hole is a beautifully wrought portrait of what it means to be faced with the unimaginable and the light of grace that beckons.

Rabbit Hole is more than a play about the death of a child,” shared Stephanie Hickling Beckman, director of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. “It is a play about a couple fighting for their relationship in the face of an unexpected event that would tear most couples apart. The relatability lies in the fact that in the life of every couple there is such an event, and they either make it or they don’t.”

Rabbit Hole stars Robert Walker as Howie Corbett, Courtney DeGennaro Robinson as Becca, CJ Breland as Nat, Joann Johnson as Izzy, and Jon Morrison as Jason.

Performances of Rabbit Hole take place August 9-25, 2019; Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by calling (828) 254-1320, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office, 35 East Walnut Street in downtown Asheville.

 

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