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Friday, October 30, 2009
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Pulitzer Prize Winning Broadway Hit, Rabbit Hole on Stage at Ohlone College

Fremont, CA—A child’s tragic death, a cold marriage bed, quantum immortality…and a girl fight at Whole Foods? These disparate elements come together with a big splash of black comedy. The Ohlone College Department of Theatre and Dance presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winning Broadway Hit Rabbit Hole, directed by Tom Blank.

The script is wise and witty, as it takes you through a family’s journey through heartbreak, grief, and forgiveness. The five character play focuses on Becca and Howie, an upwardly mobile couple, and their marital struggles as they cope with the death of their only child, four-year old Danny, killed in an auto accident. Becca’s well-meaning mom and trashy sister attempt to lift their spirits, each in her own off-kilter way. Becca and Howie’s lives are further complicated when the young driver who killed their son contacts them seeking his own closure.

Bringing what the New York Times described as “honesty, accuracy and humor in the details…polished to a high, reflective sheen, the dialogue is blessed with Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's customary grace and wit, but never sounds less than organic.”

“Grade A! A transcendent and deeply affecting new play, which shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief.” –Entertainment Weekly

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