Tuesday, September 20, 2011
RABBIT HOLE: TALK-BACK NIGHT
"It was a mash up of theater and psychology," tweeted psychologist Robin Haight, PsyD, above center, about Rabbit Hole Talk-Back Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA).
After the September 16 performance of Rabbit Hole, director Joanna Henry and cast members Andy Izquierdo, Karen Jadlos Shotts, Rebecca Lenehan, Collin Chute and Rebecca Phillips returned to the stage for an informal discussion with guest psychologist Dr. Haight, moderated by journalist Alix Spiegel of National Public Radio who works on the science desk covering psychology.
Audience members had an opportunity to learn how the cast prepared for their roles and how director Joanna Henry approached this challenging drama. In addition to sharing their insights on the characters and their relationships within the play, the cast as well as audience members, talked to Dr. Haight about the story line and the stages of grief that each character experiences and how it compares to real-life situations.
Rabbit Hole, the Pulitzer-Prize winning play written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is a touching story about the different ways a couple overcomes the accidental death of their child. Set eight months later after the loss of their son, this delicate and poignant narrative explores blame, grief and resilience.
The LTA production of Rabbit Hole has been lauded by DC area theater critics. The play runs through October 1st. Tickets can be purchased online, www.thelittletheatre.com.