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Rabbit Hole Director shares her thoughts

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Rabbit Hole Director Joanna Henry, pictured above,  took a moment to reflect on the upcoming drama "Rabbit Hole," opening at The Little Theatre of Alexandria September 10th. 

What attracted you to Rabbit Hole?I love the honesty in this play.  It's about real people who are trying their best - just like all of us.  To be honest, the first time I read this play, I laughed out loud at all of the funny scenes.  That was a surprise. Even though the play is about a family struggling with the death of a child, you’ve said that Rabbit Hole is not a "downer." What is uplifting about this play?The author, David Lindsay-Abaire, has said that ultimately Rabbit Hole is a "play about hope...Hope of getting through, that there is something down the line."  To me, these characters are highly functional, unsentimental, spirited, and often funny people.  I like that they're presented as normal people trying to do the best they can as they move on in their lives. What …

Rabbit Hole at LTA frees a bat!!

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Rabbit Hole

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New photos posted from our Rabbit Hole rehearsals from August 18.  Thank you to LTA Member Peter Hyde for taking the photos!
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Rabbit Hole

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Set construction and rehearsals continue for Rabbit Hole!  See how the show is progressing with photos caputred below:






Thank you to Bobbie Herbst, Peter Hyde, and Tina Barry for taking photos! To see more photos, check out our facebook page below: LTA Facebook

Rabbit Hole

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Rebecca Phillips plays Izzy, the scrappy younger sister of our protagonist Becca. Unlike Becca, who loves to bake and is always making delicious desserts, Izzy isn’t very good in the kitchen. She can tell you where to find the fridge and the microwave. That’s about it. Here is some thoughtful dining advice from the expert:
Izzy Makes Dinner: Days of the Week Take-Out Menu
It can be hard to find good food on a tight budget, and no one knows that better than me.Rather than cook, I leave food preparation to the experts.The experts who make cheap food.
MONDAY – MAMA RIGATONI’S PIZZA
1 Large 3-topping Hand-tossed Pizza Toppings: Italian sausage, bacon, salami
Notes from the food critic: Mondays are the worst. I hate Mondays.Pizza makes me happy, therefore I order pizza.I go back and forth between Mama Rigatoni’s and Leonardo’s Pizzeria because they’re both fantastic (don’t even talk to me about Domino’s or Pizza Hut…those are sorry excuses for pizza).But right now I have to recommend Mama Rigato…

Hairspray Talk Back with Mink Stole

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Special thanks to Mink Stole and the cast and crew of HAIRSPRAY for an interesting, informative, and fun evening last Friday for LTA's Hairspray Talk Back. 
A very special thanks to photographer, Susan Braun for taking photos at the event.  To see a complete gallery of photos, please visit our Facebook page at: LTA's Facebook Page







Rabbit Hole - Rehearsals

We’ve been rehearsing “Rabbit Hole” about three weeks now, and I continue to be amazed by the talent of this cast.We’ve been doing a lot of table work and have made many discoveries about these characters during rehearsals.Several interesting comments and surprising emotions have emerged regarding their relationships.I find myself driving home after rehearsals and thinking, “Wow!Where did THAT come from?”That’s the nature of this play. Author David Lindsay-Abaire has constructed a cleverly written story.The way he leads these characters through their own personal journeys is nothing short of brilliant….no wonder he won the Pulitzer Prize for it!It’s fascinating that he sets this play eight months after the accident.The characters are now beyond that initial shock and denial from the first throes of loss.It’s not so raw at this point.They’ve already had to endure the condolences of friends and family, the looks, the phone calls…or the non-phone calls.The audience meets them more than h…

Hairspray

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Hairspray and LTA is featured in Northern Virginia Magazine!
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Shannon Kingett (Tracy), Larry Grey (Wilbur), and Christopher Harris (Edna)
Photography by Doug Olmsted

Rabbit Hole... SNEAK PEEK!

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Join us after the close of Hairspray for RABBIT HOLE


Written by David Lindsay-Abaire Produced by Rachel Alberts and Bobbie Herbst Directed by Joanna Henry
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.thelittletheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 703-683-0496.
Tickets are $17 (Wed and Thur) and $20 (Fri, Sat, Sun).  These prices do not include service fees.
Seats are reserved, therefore, advanced reserations are strongly encouraged.
About the show, written by Joanna Henry (Director):
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.  Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.  It chronicles the simple daily moments and emotional hurdles of what comes after a family tragedy.  The sometimes humorous story of loss, heartbreak, forgiveness, and survival, Rabbit Hole won the 2007 Pu…

Hairspray

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The reviews keep coming in...
HAIRSPRAY and LTA gets featured in the Alexandria Gazette Packet (found on pages 5 and 19)
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We also got featured in today's addition of the Washington Post Express (found on page 19)
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The Dynamites - Samantha Williams, Amanda Corbett, and Zaria Stott
Photography by Doug Olmsted

Hairspray

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AlexandriaNews.org reviews HAIRSPRAY!
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Sam Jones (Link Larkin), Gina Tomkus (Gym Teacher), Christina Kidd (Amber Von Tussle) and Shannon Kingett (Tracy)
Photography by Doug Olmsted