The production is directed by Connie Canaday Howard, BTE’s artistic director, who chose the play because of its emotional look at how grief affects relationships. As a tenet of its founding, BTE focuses on naturalistic plays that explore human relationships on their most intimate level.
“This is about a family that loves each other deeply but doesn’t know how to help each other,” said Canaday Howard. “It wrestles with the process of grief and how each of us deal with it differently. Almost everyone who sees this play finds themselves identifying with one of the characters, relating to the way that particular character is dealing with Danny’s loss.”
A quietly moving play, the story also explores the reconnection of relationships and the possibilities of hope after tragedy.
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The cast includes Amelia Barrett of Glen Ellyn as Becca; Brad Walker of Western Springs as Howie; Debra Rodkin of Chicago as Becca’s mother, Nat; Cindy Tegtmeyer of Chicago as Becca’s sister, Izzy; and Bryan Bosque of Chicago as Jason.
Dates and show times for “Rabbit Hole” are: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 14 (preview), 21, 28 and March 6; 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 15, 22, 29 and March 7; 8 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 16, 23 and March 1; 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17, 24 and March 2, 9. Tickets range from $27 to $30. Discounts are available for students, patrons under 17 and seniors. To purchase, call (630) 942-4000 or visit: www.AtTheMAC.org.
--About the McAninch Arts Center--
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is a state-of-the-
Since its opening in 1986, more than one million people have attended performances, gallery exhibits and events at the facility. The MAC scheduled more than 250 performances during 2006-2007 alone, bringing in more than 65,000 patrons from the Chicago region and beyond.
In addition to presenting touring artists, the MAC houses five resident professional companies, including New Philharmonic Orchestra, DuPage Opera Theatre, Arts Center Jazz Ensemble, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and New Classic Singers.
The MAC also maintains a robust community outreach program with initiatives such as its SchoolStage program, which connects performers and students for an interactive, educational arts experience.
Because of its efforts to increase community access to the arts, the MAC has earned the Illinois Arts Council’s Partners in Excellence designation, which recognizes 40 of the most significant cultural institutions throughout the state.
The MAC is conveniently situated 30 miles west of Chicago in central DuPage County, near I-88 and I-355, and offers free parking and discounted rates for groups and outings. For tickets and information, please call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
The mission of the McAninch Arts Center is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community.