24 March – 9 April 2022
Ad Astra, Fortitude Valley
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Rabbit Hole follows Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple in their late thirties, in the months following a horrific accident.
Becca finds pain in the familiar, while Howie finds comfort. He wants to hold on to the memories, cherish them, obsess over them; she wants to move on, erase the past, and start fresh. Both are searching for what is still possible in everyday existence after unimaginable agony.
Cracks begin to appear in the relationship as Howie bonds with a member of therapy group and Becca reaches out to a teenage boy with an intertwined past. Tensions are only increased with the tumultuous involvement of Becca’s mother, Nat, and her sister, Izzy.
The journey for this couple, this family, is an intimate glimpse into loved ones learning to re-engage with one another, couples learning to love again, and people learning to piece themselves together after everything falls apart.