‘Rabbit Hole’ at the Coastal Rep

Becca (Elizabeth Coy) and Howie (Michael Lederman) face further anguish when they receive a visit from Jason (Patrick Leo Bradley), the boy who accidentally killed their son.
Photo by Ricardo Gutierrez


The Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay will feature David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “Rabbit Hole,” directed by Paul Anable. The play opens September 17.

Lindsay-Abaire’s insightful play, which received five Tony nominations and won the Pulitzer for drama in 2007, explores the relationships within a family learning to cope with tragedy. Becca and Howie Corbett are grieving separately over the loss of their 4-year-old son, Danny. As Becca tries to forget and Howie tries to remember, the husband and wife slowly drift apart. Then Jason, the teenage boy who was driving the car that killed Danny, appears on the doorstep and offers a way to cope—a possibility for light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Becca’s sister, Izzy, and mother, Nat, bring confusion along with insight; hilarity along with emotion.

“The play shows how grief can take many forms,” said Coastal Rep’s Artistic Director, Michael Lederman, who plays Howie Corbett. “We all try to cope with loss in whatever way feels right—and there really is no right way to do it. It’s different for everyone.”

The cast also includes Elizabeth Coy as Becca; Gail Erwin as Nat; Ivy Henry as Izzy; and Bobby Conte Thornton and Patrick Leo Bradley sharing the role of Jason. 

Dates and show times for “Rabbit Hole” are: September 17 through October 9; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact (650) 569-3266, or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.coastalrep.com/” www.coastalrep.com. Coastal Repertory Theatre is located at 1167 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.

“…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.” — USA Today.

“David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation—an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty.” — Variety

–About the Coastal Repertory Theatre–
Coastal Repertory Theatre surprises, inspires and delights its patrons with memorable dramatic, musical and comedic performances. Coastal Rep provides opportunities for artistic development in all aspects of the theater. Discovering and fostering new talent creates excitement and energy like no other Bay Area theater.

Ivy Henry as Izzy and Michael Lederman as Howie rehearse “Rabbit Hole.”

Photo by Ricardo Gutierrez

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