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Stage Right to Perform 'Rabbit Hole' March 31-April 3


LeTourneau University's Stage Right student theatrical group will perform the play Rabbit Hole at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 31 through April 2, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. The play was written by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 for the general public and $3 for students. The director is Candyce Braker of Bakersfield, Calif. Assistant director is Alex Wood of Tyler, Texas. State manager is Jen Holland of Tyler, Texas.

The cast includes: Emily Johnson of Longview, Texas, as Becca; Ben Penticoff of Sugarland, Texas, as Howie; Meg Powell of Fort Worth, Texas, and Westleigh Iffland of Longview, Texas, double cast as Izzy; Danae Luckert of Richmond, Texas, as Nat; and Garret Robbins of Statesville, N.C., as Jason.

Rabbit Hole won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2007, and was recently made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. The story centers around a couple, Becca and Howie, as they try to figure out how to still enjoy life while they deal with the grief from the sudden death of their four year old son, Becca's mother, Nat and her younger sister, Izzy, try in their own quirky ways to comfort them. When Izzy, a rambunctious and outspoken young woman, announces that she is pregnant, Becca and Howie must come to terms with the new life in the family along with their grief. A visit from Jason, the young man who accidentally hit their son, also challenges Becca and Howie to evaluate their grief. Extremely funny, provoking and always heartrending, the Rabbit Hole explores the ways we deal with grief, both individually and as families.

This play deals with real life issues and some parts may be sensitive in nature.

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