Hawthorne Players Announce

Rabbit Hole Auditions

Monday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Florissant Civic Center Theatre

1 James J. Eagan Drive  Florissant MO 63033

HAWTHORNE PLAYERS

AUDITIONS ON AUGUST 4, 2014

After the accidental death of their four-year old son, Becca and Howie Corbett find their world turned upside down and the couple drifting perilously apart. 


Rabbit Hole charts the dynamics of a family grappling with loss and searching for comfort in the wake of tragedy.  In his Pulitzer Prize winning play, David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted an “intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty.” (Variety)


Auditions will be August 4 at 7 PM at the Florissant Civic Center Theater. Please complete Audition Form.pdf.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Performance Dates: November 7, 8, 14, 15, 16.

This production is being designed and directed by Ken Clark. If you have questions regarding the audition process or production, please contact him at 314-518-8898.


CHARACTERS

Becca (30-45): A grieving mother and Howie’s wife. Has shut down emotionally since her child’s death. Puts on the appearance of being able to handle daily activities, but in reality she is only partially there. She is usually a very responsible and sensible person. Howie accuses her of subconsciously trying to “erase” Danny by selling the house, packing up his artwork, and getting rid of their dog. Even erasing the most recent home video of Danny.

Howie (30-45): Becca’s husband. Patient and caring, but has a hard time dealing with Danny’s death, which causes him to be angry and depressed (though he hides it as much as possible). Visibly more emotional than Becca in coping with the loss of their son.

Izzy (25-35): Becca’s sister. She is a perennial party girl and slightly irresponsible. Unwed but in a relationship with Auggie. She is pregnant throughout the duration of the play. Tension is created as Becca’s mourning for her lost child lingers, suspicious of Izzy’s ability to raise her own. She has a profound depth of understanding and an eager readiness to learn how to be responsible. In a sense, she is still learning who she is.

Nat (55-65): Becca and Izzy’s mother. Voice of reason for her daughters. She is eager to provide motherly advice to Becca. Her son (Becca’s brother, Arthur) a heroin addict, died of suicide at the age of 30. Nat wants to make everything alright but but often puts her foot in her mouth.

Jason (plays17): boy who accidentally killed Becca and Howie’s son Danny. Lives with his mom; his father’s whereabouts are never revealed but the writing suggests he’s dead. He is a bit awkward and enjoys science fiction and writes a story about rabbit holes.