Author: David Lindsay-Abair
Director: Annette O'Shea
Characters Summary: 2M(35-50, 16-20), 3F(35-45, 25-35, 55+)
Becca—a grieving mother in her late thirties or early forties.
Tough and uncompromising, she cannot tolerate insincerity or impracticality.
Howie—Becca’s husband in his late thirties or early forties.
A patient man who specialises in pretending everything is fine.
Izzy—Becca’s younger sister, in her late twenties or early thirties.
A perennial party girl who never grew up, Izzy is still trying to find herself.
Nat—Becca and Izzy’s mother, an opinionated alcoholic with a knack for sticking her foot in her mouth.
Jason—an awkward and nerdy eighteen-year-old boy who accidentally killed Becca and Howie’s son when the little boy ran in front of his car.
Precast Characters: None
Audition Venue: the Dog Box (Rear of Warragul Municipal Band Room, Albert Street, Warragul).
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Company Website: http://www.offtheleashtheatre.com.au
Synopsis: Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Soon after, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant: there will now be a new child in the family. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness, the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.