2013-02-21 / Lifestyles

Bay play has cast, date set

‘Rabbit Hole’ will be presented in April

ESCANABA – The Bay College Theatre Department has cast the spring show and rehearsals have begun. The drama “Rabbit Hole”, by David Lindsay-Abaire, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007, as well as a Tony Award, will be presented.

Rabbit Hole is a story that follows Becca and Howie, a young couple struggling to cope after losing their 4-year-old son in a car accident. Fighting through the grief, they are also faced with the difficulties of their relationship during the trying time. Becca’s mother, Nat, tries to share her experiences while the free-spirited sister, Izzy, offers what she can. To complicate matters, the teenage boy who was involved in the accident, tries to make contact with the family.

The characters of Becca and Howie will be played by Emily Lucas and Jordan Lester, both of Garden. Nat and Izzy will be portrayed by Heather Deneau of Gladstone and Kelcie Beaudre of Escanaba, respectively. And in the role of teenager Jason will be sophomore Andrew T.S. Bedgood of Daggett. The student director of this show is Colton Ranguette.

Director Crystal Dwyer expressed concerns about whether the department could get the appropriate cast for the production.

“It’s a new show, and it’s a challenging show,” she said. “But everything has come together perfectly for our production. Our cast is dedicated, hard-working, and loyal to the playwright’s message.”

Rabbit Hole will be presented April 4, 5, and 6 in the Besse Center Theatre on campus. Curtain for all performances is 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $8 for the public and $6 for students. For more information contact Dwyer at (906) 217-4028.

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