Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rabbit Hole premieres this weekend

City Circle - Circle’s Edge Repertory Festival features a hand-picked selection of bold, fresh, and engaging material. Last weekend, Picasso at the Lapine Agile opened to critical acclaim. This weekend, City Circle offers Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire and winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is a story of a family that endures a life-shattering accident that turns their world upside down. The play focuses on Becca and Howie, a couple who attempts to cope with the death of their four-year old child in an auto accident and the ensuing complications impacting the family.

This powerfully moving drama 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. This play is an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, and compassion.

Rabbit Hole is directed by Joshua Beadle and will be presented Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The third selection is Sarah Shattered, a new play by UI Department of Theatre Arts faculty member John Cameron, a factual and fantastical travel through the life of the author's mother, mixing humor and pathos as only he can.

A staged reading of Sarah Shattered will be presented on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Cast lists for each production will soon be available on the City Circle website.

A special discount ticket package for all three productions is $18 for adults and $15 for youth, students, and seniors.

Tickets for each of Rabbit Hole and Picasso at the Lapin Agile are $12 for adults and $10 for youth, students, and seniors. Any ticket to either show includes admission to the staged reading of Sarah Shattered. If purchased alone, Sarah Shattered tickets are $2 each.

Tickets are available at the Coralville Recreation Center, J. Frahm Music, or by calling 248-1750.
For more information, visit the City Circle website.

Check back next week for a review of the show.

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