Sep 20, 2018 monologue from rabbit hole by david lindsay abaire visit. He has written the screenplays for rabbit hole, rise of the guardians and oz. In a quietly intense monologue that voices a letter jason is sending to the. Im directing a production of rabbit hole by david lindsayabaire, for theatre. A thoroughly absorbing, profoundly affecting and painfully touching examination of grief. David lindsayabaire list of famous monologues with associated characters and shows. Izzy izzy is talking to howie and asking why her sister becca is mad at her so its just the baby then. Mar 12, 2012 david lindsayabaires rabbit hole explores the lives of a typical american family after the loss of their fouryearold son danny in a car accident.
Rabbit hole original, play, broadway opened in new york city feb 2, 2006 and played through apr 9. Rabbit hole is artful portrait of survival after loss the. Lindsay abaire manifests the themes of motherhood and loss and death and mourning in the text via the relationships. Rabbit hole acting edition acting edition for theater. Complete summary of david lindsayabaires rabbit hole. Rabbit hole is a 2010 american independent drama film directed by john cameron mitchell and starring nicole kidman, aaron eckhart and dianne wiest. Join stageagent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. An intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty. Synopsis rabbit hole is a play by david lindsayabaire, it tells a. Rabbit hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path.
The screenplay is an adaptation by david lindsay abaire of his 2006 play of the same name. Over the past decade, his work has spanned both across genres from absurd comedy to naturalistic tragedy and through the different mediums of plays, musicals, and movies. Jan 20, 2017 becca monologue from rabbit hole by david lindsay abaire. Jul 04, 20 rabbit hole is artful portrait of survival after loss. Jan 01, 2006 rabbit hole is david lindsay abaire s answer to the countless existing films profiting on an overdramatic and cloying rendition of tragedy. Becca monologue from rabbit hole by david lindsayabaire. Did broadway critics fall for david lindsayabaires.
Lindsayabaire explores the differing emotions that are expressed by the parents, becca and howie. Good people playwright david lindsayabaire spoke with dramaturg charles haugland about the south boston he grew up in and the changes that the neighborhood has experienced charles haugland. Rabbit hole marks david lindsayabaires fourth play produced by mtc manhattan theatre club. Selected monologues from rabbit hole including video examples, context and character information. Last year rabbit hole was nominated for a tony award for best play. Throughout the duration of the play, rabbit hole, lindsay abaire explores individual differences within the realms of motherhood and loss, as well as death and mourning. Another play that i decided to revisit after acting 1 was rabbit hole. The weight of the world seems to lumber and impede the women in david linsay abaire s tragicomedy plays. With rabbit hole, david lindsay abaire has crafted the most serious, simply told work of his careera painstakingly beautiful, dramatically resourceful, exquisitely human new play. David lindsay abaire s rabbit hole is a play tailormade for people who, as a rule, dont care for plays who find the theater too rarefied, artificial or remote from their everyday existence. On page 3, izzy asks becca about a saying of their moms. From rabbit hole to good people when playwright david lindsayabaire looks for his next project, he always pushes himself in a new direction.
Beccas sister, izzy, announces that she is pregnant. Today, david is known best for his play that won the pulitzer prize called rabbit hole in the year 2007 lindsay abaire, 12. The first commercial hit that david made was in 1999 at fuddy meers which was later followed by some works that were wellreceived including kimberly akimbo and wonder of the world. Buy a cheap copy of rabbit hole book by david lindsay abaire. Rabbit hole detractors of david lindsay abaire s work often complain that his taste for contrived whimsy gets in the way of truth and real human feeling. The five stages of grief in rabbit hole the american family. Rabbit hole, are fuddy meers, kimberly akimbo, and wonder of the world. Becca, late 30searly 40s this is why i hate shopping. While the death of a child is a common theme among lifetime films, rabbit hole deviates from your run of the mill tearjerker in its thoughtful, nuanced portrayal of the grief a family experiences after the sudden death of their four year old son danny. Rabbit hole premiered on broadway at the biltmore theatre in a manhattan theatre club production in january 2006. David lindsay abaire has crafted a drama thats not just a departure. The play had its spanish language premiere in san juan, puerto rico in autumn of 2010 the play deals with the ways family members. Rabbit hole, by david lindsayabaire a tragic accident affects an entire family and leaves a married couple inconsolable and confused as to how to deal with each others grief.
Becca corbett folds laundry at the kitchen table while talking with her younger sister izzy. Often its funny when it wants to be funny and sad when it wants. Rabbit hole a searing drama at hampton theatre by steve parks january 18, 2007 when the lights go up on the fractured domesticity of david lindsay abaire s pulitzer prizewinning play rabbit hole, you dont need dialogue to spell it out. Rabbit hole is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. The main characters in rabbit hole are becca, howie, izzy, nat, and jason. New round of 24 hour plays viral monologues set for tonight. Rabbit hole audition notice lewis family playhouse. When a teenage boy from the neighborhood loses control of his car, becca and howie lose their five year old son. David lindsay abaire s rabbit hole is comprised of grave emotions, relationships and events. Lindsay abaire has many influences, include edward albee, george kaufman and moss hart, and the atypical playwriting influences, abbott and costello and the marx brothers.
Film rabbit hole play rabbit hole author david lindsayabaire role nat actor dianne wiest. David lindsay abaire is an american playwright and lyricist. In pultizer prize paly rabbit hole, rebecca confronts the passing of her four year old child with the domineering optimism from mother, goodwill contacts from the manslaughterer, and a husband itching to rebuild a shattered life. Where does the point of attack begin in the play rabbit hole by david lindsay abaire. He is the author of good people, fuddy meers, wonder of the world, a devil inside and kimberly akimbo, as well as the book and lyrics to shrek the musical. I felt that this play really lent itself to the world. Feb 03, 2006 rabbit hole, the wrenching new play by david lindsay abaire that opened there last night, inspires such copious weeping among its audience that you wonder early on if you should have taken a. He received the pulitzer prize for drama in 2007 for his play, rabbit hole david lindsay a. She is isolated by her grief over the recent death of her four. Izzy izzy is talking to howie and asking why her sister becca is mad at her. What happened was we were in the same aisle as this kid and he wanted these rollups, fruit roll.
Jul 05, 20 becca, a mother bearing the death of her fouryearold son in david lindsayabaires pulitzer prizewinning rabbit hole asks if the loss she feels will be with her always. Rabbit hole is a play written by david lindsay abaire. David lindsay abaire born november 30, 1969 is an american playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. David lindsayabaire has crafted a drama thats not just a departure. Izzy from rabbit hole by david lindsayabaire monologue search.
David lindsayabaire s pulitzer prizewinning drama, filled with distinctive wit and grace, charts the path from grief to its antidotes love and hope. Mourning a child in a silence thats unbearably loud the. Rabbit hole womens audition monologues seguin theatre. The problem with rabbit hole is that he, like his characters, is too visibly struggling to find the way back to the. Tom goodmanhall, penny downie and georgina rich in rabbit hole. Did broadway critics fall for david lindsayabaires rabbit hole. Yet the sad, sweet release of rabbit hole lies precisely in the access it.
Biography for david lindsayabaire the playwright, lyricist including canon of works, monologues, songs, scenes and quizzes. Those rough edges are understandable, though, in a story about a couple traumatized by the accidental death of their fouryearold son. A great piece where izzy is describing a bar fight she got into to her much more subdued sister, becca. David lindsayabaires play can be seen at the church street theater. He received the pulitzer prize for drama in 2007 for his play rabbit hole, which also earned several tony award nominations. They are part of 24 hour plays new online series viral monologues. Dramatic monologue for women dianne wiest as nat in rabbit hole. David lindsayabaire is a pulitzer prizewinning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist. One must admire lindsay abaire s willingness to plumb uncertain and unfamiliar depths, but hes trapped there, away from his element and without access to the tools he apparently requires to give his plays both bite and point. Rabbit hole, the wrenching new play by david lindsayabaire that opened there last. David lindsayabaire was born on november 30, 1969 in boston, massachusetts, usa. He is a writer, known for rabbit hole 2010, rise of the guardians 2012 and robots 2005. David lindsay abaire, who is known for his whimsical offbroadway plays, has crafted a domestic tragic dramadecidedly lacking in whimsyin rabbit hole. Rabbit hole, the wrenching new play by david lindsay abaire that opened there last night, inspires such copious weeping among its audience that you.
Barry grove, executive producer, new york city, with funds provided by the u. Rabbit hole is artful portrait of survival after loss the washington. Rabbit hole is a play by david lindsayabaire, it tells a story about a main. Mar 12, 2012 david lindsayabaires rabbit hole is comprised of grave emotions, relationships and events. The girls mother nat, is no stranger to the grief that comes with losing a son, having lost her 30 year old son arthur to suicide. Shayna blass, linda high in the production rabbit hole at the keegan theatre. David lindsay abaire was born on november 30, 1969 in boston, massachusetts, usa. No matter how many things i give to charity, or how many art projects i box up, do you really think i dont see him. Its writing, acting, and directing exude proficiency.
David lindsay abaire is a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist whose play rabbit hole premiered on broadway and went on to receive the 2007 pulitzer prize for drama, the spirit of america award, and five tony nominations. His first, fuddy meers, premiered in 1999 and transferred to the minetta lane theatre for a commercial run. Izzy from rabbit hole by david lindsayabaire monologue. The point of attack in a play is a reference to the moment the play begins. Rabbit hole marks david lindsay abaire s fourth play produced by mtc manhattan theatre club. Sep 25, 2012 im directing a production of rabbit hole by david lindsay abaire, for theatre verity here in seattle. Monologue from rabbit hole by david lindsay abaire visit.
Nat, summing up her commentary on the kennedy curse as an example of just rich people acting stupid one example of how david lindsay abaire manages to balance tragedy with humor and refuses to compromise rabbit hole with a make sense ending. What happened was we were in the same aisle as this kid and he wanted these rollups, fruit rollups. David lindsay abaire list of famous monologues with associated characters and shows. David lindsayabaire playwright, lyricist stageagent. Rabbit hole by david lindsayabaire hothouse theatre. It was the recipient of the 2007 pulitzer prize for drama. Throughout the duration of the play, rabbit hole, lindsayabaire explores individual differences within the realms of motherhood and loss, as well as death and mourning. It has since received more than 300 productions around the country and abroad, including on londons west end.
Rabbit hole is artful portrait of survival after loss. David lindsay abaire s rabbit hole is the sort of quality play i abhor. Becca and howie corbett have everything a family could want, until a lifeshattering accident turns their world. Nick hern books rabbit hole, by david lindsayabaire. Jan 28, 2016 david lindsayabaires pulitzer prizewinning drama, filled with distinctive wit and grace, charts the path from grief to its antidotes love and hope. Beccas monologue from rabbit hole including context, text and video example. Excellent example of show, dont tell in rabbit hole by. Feb 03, 2006 david lindsay abaire, who is known for his whimsical offbroadway plays, has crafted a domestic tragic dramadecidedly lacking in whimsyin rabbit hole. Rabbit hole is david lindsay abaire s answer to the countless existing films profiting on an overdramatic and cloying rendition of tragedy. Izzy performed by amanda brooklyn and becca performed by weston spann. Like something external you carry with you instead of the knot in the pit of your stomach.
The occasional company of beccas ditzy sister, izzy a fine shayna. David lindsay abaire took a serious turn with his shattering 2007 pulitzer prize winner, rabbit hole but the plays that first put him on the map were bittersweet comedies from the christopher durang school of the absurdripcord signals a detour back to the territory of his earlier worktheres no shortage of funny lines and. The following version of this play was used to create this study guide. David lindsay abaire is the pulitzerwinning author of rabbit hole, which was made into a feature film. Rabbit hole movie tiein by david lindsayabaire, paperback.
Rabbit hole, by david lindsay abaire a tragic accident affects an entire family and leaves a married couple inconsolable and confused as to how to deal with each others grief. His most recent play good people premiered on broadway, and was awarded the new york drama critics circle award for best play, the horton foote prize, the edgerton foundation new american play award, and two tony nominations. Performed in may 2010 at fordham university under the direction of aimee dotts. These three monologues were all written within the last few weeks by david lindsay abaire, the pulitzer prize winning playwright of rabbit hole, author of good people, book writer for shrek the musical and all three plays were performed on instagram. Good people, by david lindsayabaire, who grew up in south boston, is a study in character and class, and the mouthingoff sounds authentic. The play was originally commissioned by south coast repertory, costa mesa. Dramatist david lindsay abaire says his pulitzerwinning rabbit hole is not a tidy play, and he urges companies to resist smoothing out the shows edges.
Come prepared with a short dramatic monologue no more than one minute and be ready to read provided material from the play. Ive heard that you waited to write about your home neighborhood, south boston. Becca monologue from rabbit hole by david lindsay abaire. I know ive been a screwup, but people get their act together.167 879 1512 1202 659 466 1062 865 71 723 574 496 113 1217 1056 147 445 713 604 1082 80 665 120 781 204 22 127 843 1196 1371 174 1004 1504 664 1346 374 614 1324 902 301 195 253 1002 397 586