A Pulitzer Prize for drama. A Tony for actress Cynthia Nixon. An Oscar Nomination for Nicole Kidman. "Rabbit Hole" is an uplifting tale of love and redemption, of healing and hope, with a touch of humor. Running Friday February 15 - Saturday March 2 at the Farmington Players Barn.
Becca and Howie struggle to repair their lives following the accidental death of their son. 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."
Laurel Stroud of Redford Township plays Becca and Jay McNeil of West Bloomfield plays her husband Howie. As they battle to return to “normal” and reunite as a couple, each copes with the tragedy in very different and often conflicting ways. This contrast is 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," says Tupper.