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Rabbit Hole at TPAC

Holed Up

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Buoyed by the good news that the company recently raised enough emergency funds from donors to meet a sustaining challenge grant--thus stoking its coffers with $200,000--Tennessee Rep sets out to tackle this 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama written by David Lindsay-Abaire, whose prior works Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo have played in Nashville in recent years. With Rabbit Hole, the author sets aside his penchant for eccentric comedies featuring outré characters, as a family struggles to achieve emotional stasis in the aftermath of a child's accidental death. The acting challenge--finding the balance between the dark humor and the pervasive sense of mourning--should be a serious one for director David Alford's cast, which features Shane Bridges and Erin Whited as the devastated parents, with support from Jamie Farmer, Andy Kanies and Peggy Walton-Walker.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 21. Continues through April 4, 2009

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