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CCT's 'Rabbit Hole' a riveting, emotion-packed drama

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Cherokee Community Theater kicked off its 2011-2012 season Wednesday evening with the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Andrew Linn, as Howie Corbett, reads the meaning of the word 'hubris,' which he has just used during a family discussion, in the play 'Rabbit Hole,' which is being performed at the Cherokee Community Theater through Sunday. Other cast members pictured, left to right, Tricia Koster as Izzy, Penny Pingrey as Becca and Jomi Anderson as Nat. Photo by Dan Whitney
"Rabbit Hole" is a poignant, honest and unexpectedly witty portrayal of a family attempting to recover in the wake of a sudden shocking loss. In this contemporary drama, Becca and Howie Corbett (portrayed by Penny Pingrey and Andrew Linn) are a successful suburban couple trying to find their way through everyday life after a fatal accident involving their young son, Danny. Coping in different ways, the couple try to work their way back to each other and look towards a future of possibilities.

With Jomi Anderson as Nat, Becca's outspoken yet well-meaning mother, and Tricia Koster as Izzy, her rebellious younger sister, the supporting cast brings to life a vivid, intimate, and often sharply humorous journey of a family searching for healing and hope.

'Rabbit Hole' is a very intense play and features wonderful lead performances by CCT veterans Pingrey and Linn.

Only four more performances of 'Rabbit Hole' are scheduled, so if you want to catch it, it will have to be this weekend.

Coping with Tragedy - Andrew Linn (right), as Howie Corbett, tries to reason with his wife Becca, portrayed by Penny Pingrey, as the couple try to work through their grief over the death of their young son, in the Cherokee Community Theater's production of 'Rabbit Hole,' now in performance through Sunday afternoon at the Cherokee Community Center. Photo by Dan Whitney.
Curtain time at the Cherokee Community Center is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the final show will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday.

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I think it deserves mention that Joe Vannatta and David Lafleur, both from Cherokee, share the role of Jason Willette in this production. We are very pleased to have Joe and David as a part of our cast and thank them for their grace and generosity in doing 100% of the work in playing this character for a 40/60 split of the performances. Mention of David and Joe seems to have been missed in both articles published about CCT's production of "Rabbit Hole". I just wanted to clear that up.


Andy Linn

-- Posted by ALinn on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 12:36 PM

Also, the link that was posted in the article was incorrect. The CCT website can be found at http://www.cherokeect.org

-- Posted by ALinn on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 1:01 PM

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