Farmington Players Production of 'Rabbit Hole' Opens Feb. 15

Directory Brian Tupper says the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama examines the healing process of parents who grieve after the accidental death of their son.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Rabbit Hole", described as "an uplifting tale of love and redemption, of healing and hope, with a touch of humor", opens Feb. 15 at the Farmington Players Barn in Farmington Hills. 

Director Brian Tupper of Farmington Hills says the play examines "the healing process and how love and family can be an enduring foundation on which to build a way forward." The story relates how Becca, played by Laurel Stroud of Redford Township, and Howie, played by Jay McNeil of West Bloomfield, battle to return to “normal” after the accidental death of their son. Their contrasting styles of dealing with the tragedy are most stark in the way each relates to Jason (played by Joel Hunter of Commerce Twp.), the young man who accidentally killed their son.

While the play is a poignant drama about loss and reconciliation, “Rabbit Hole is not about the death of a child,” according to director Brian Tupper. Instead, he says, it explores “the way the parents and loved ones grieve the loss. It’s an examination of the healing process for those whose life carries on.” 

Tupper points out, “that the people don’t grieve the same way. Each person is finding their own road, questioning their faith and belief system along the way."

Rabbit Hole runs through March 2. For tickets and show times, visit farmingtonplayers.org

--submitted by Barry Cutler


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