And the arrival of Becca's wayward sister Izzy and smothering mother Nat just widens the cracks. During the open home he is in Danny's bedroom with an interested couple, who ask about his son. Daly and Mary Catherine Garrison as Becca's younger sister Izzie a nickname which rhymes with an adjective that would aptly describe her personality and life style contribute towards this being as much a play about family dynamics and the struggle to maintain the most nurturing elements of that dynamic in the face of family trauma. Everything looks so ordinary, but what's going on beneath the surface? Or at least her shoes are. Archived from on March 26, 2013. Lindsay-Abaire's subtlety as a writer extends to offering catalysts in the most intelligent way. Jack Lukac Jason Jack is a 16 year old student studying year 10 at Norwood Morialta High School, hoping to become a creative writer.
Its humor comes, as the best humor does, from an acute observation of human nature. We know that dealing with the death of a loved one is the most stressful thing we are called on to face and what Rabbit Hole demonstrates is that working through grief is not a linear process and that there is no right way to do it. He blames himself for Danny's death. Meanwhile, Becca starts meeting with Jason - the teenage driver of the car that hit Danny. She has worked in a variety of roles in both amateur and professional theatre and opera. Beattie knows how to blend real and abstract, as in Doubt, his stunningly furnished homes, especially his kitchens, make a good case for the continuing power of the often considered dead kitchen-sink drama -- especially any as beautifully written and acted as Rabbit Hole.
Life has been hard but she has developed her own philosophy and has an annoying a way of hitting the proverbial nail on the head. Sally is a school principal and also writes plays for the children she teaches. Who knows, you too might find some tears among the laughter. Everything looks so ordinary - but whats going on beneath the surface? Hovering on the sidelines is the young boy Jason Jack Lukac whose car hit Danny. It's also wonderful to have Tyne Daly, another superb actress who has become a household name via the small screen Judging Amy , back as Becca's mother Nat.
Jason tells her about a comic book he is writing called 'Rabbit Hole', which is about. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of placesï¿½and for a path that will lead them back up into the light of day. The actors need to be a little less deliberate in their delivery because they currently show some of the under-structure of the play and that brings unnecessary attention to its devices, but that will probably improve. In two acts, divided by a two-month period, Lindsay-Abaire's script chronicles the emotional and psychological struggles of a family trying to deal with the loss of Becca and Howie's son Danny. They also handle most of the much needed humor as part of their characters. Beccy is torn between joy and bitter resentment that is not helped by the fact that Izzy told their mother Nat, Julie Quick, before telling Beccy.
It received a in the United States on December 17, 2010 and expanded on January 14, 2011. As well as being moving, it is amusing and enjoyable. Echo Falls has turned into a nightmare, and Ingrid is determined to wake up. Bookings: 0439 533 173, www. It takes just a few minutes for the audience to sense her tension and realize that the clothing being neatly folded into a laundry basket is part of a compulsive busyness directed towards removing the reminders of Danny, the four-year-old who was accidentally killed by a passing car when he ran out after the family dog eight months ago.
Dave and I read lots of plays. Jason is an aspiring science fiction story writer in the play, but an aspiring comic book artist in the film. Should we go to group sessions with other people coming to terms with their loss? You look at yourself in the mirror, really look at yourself, for the first time. Becca and Howie attend group therapy, where Becca is irritated by some of the other members - particularly by one couple who attribute their own child's death to 'God's will'. After searching around, Alice discovers a small door behind a curtain.
Tensions rise between Howie and Becca until finally they collapse and realize they only have each other to fall on. The small Studio Theatre at Holden Street has been made smaller and more intimate. I like your analysis of the relationship between Becca and Izzy. This tragedy, like many, touches the lives of each member of the family and Julie Quick is delightfully idiosynchratic as the grandmother, as is Anna Thomas as the dizzy Izzy. You may wake up the following morning having dreamed of someone you loved and lost. The helplessness that comes with her exaggeratedly small size represents the feelings of insignificance of childhood. Come what may, if you are able to feel grief then you are still alive and one should see this as a great happiness for once one is dead they would not have the option to waste their life in grief.
Out of nowhere, a White Rabbit runs past her, fretting that he will be late. In this particular night, Izzy is at a bar but not drinking when she begins to be verbally assaulted by an older woman there. She eventually realizes that her mother has gone through this as well, and accepts the comfort. She views her younger sister as irresponsible and proceeds to complain to her husband, Howie, about the newfound information. They begin to argue as Nat and Becca enter.
The season runs from 10 — 27 September at Holden Street Theatres, Hindmarsh. In contrast, the film has a cast of over a dozen actors. Other cast members include , , and. Instead its deliberate coolness makes it twice as effective. Character Bios Becca is the older sister of Izzy while also being a daughter to Nat, a wife to Howie and the mother of her dead son Danny.