For many, rabbit holes are strictly associated with Lewis Carroll's adolescent girl and a trippy adventure. But Boise Little Theater's Rabbit Hole has absolutely nothing to do with mad hatters or "drink me" tags. The local company is staging the stirring drama by David Lindsay-Abaire, which opened April 6.
The play was the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and became even more well-known after being adapted to film, making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.
The story follows Becca and Howie Corbett, whose seemingly perfect domestic life is shattered following an accident. The couple then must face fractures in their relationship and learn to deal with bereavement.
Don't let the premise turn you off. The play instills something that the film left out—humor. Lindsay-Abaire's daringly brave script mines some rare gems from some pretty dark caverns, and therein lies the magic of theater at its best.
Boise Little Theater's production is directed by Mike Mullens and stars Erin Van Engelen and John Myers. The theater will continue its staging of the play through Monday, April 21. Tickets are available at the company's website.