DON’T MISS THE OPENING PRODUCTION OF FOOTLIGHTERS THEATER’S 85th ANNIVERSARY YEAR – RABBIT HOLE – OPENING NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th!
In 1927 a group of local thespians residing along Philadelphia’s “Main Line” started a community theater and named it “Footlighters.” Those founding actors would be proud to know that their inspiration has kept community theater alive in Main Line Philadelphia as Footlighters Theater now opens its 85th Season – on Friday, August 30th – with David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer prize winning show, RABBIT HOLE.
Rolling seamlessly along between hilarity and grief, RABBIT HOLE opens a window into the soul of a family coping with a profound loss, each in their own way. One sees their home as a comfort, another as a prison. Mother and sister stop by to add to the mix of emotions, providing plenty of typical family angst over both the big and the small conversations of life, as they all try to “get on” in their own way. The Bergen Record described “Rabbit Hole” as “a thoroughly absorbing, profoundly affecting and painfully touching examination of grief..” This “tear your heart out loss” is a very personal chance for this cast to portray in a respectful and realistic way the roller coaster of emotions that follow the loss of a child, as each tries to find their own way back into the light of day.
RABBIT HOLE will not leave one audience member unaffected. Both laughter and sniffles are heard often throughout the two-act play, an indication of this show’s strong connection to real life. It’s this grip on one’s heart that brings audiences back to see RABBIT HOLE again and again.
The show opens Footlighter’s 85th Anniversary season on August 30th and runs for three weekends.
Opening Night (Friday, August 30th) includes a special 7:00pm pre-show reception in recognition of the historic date. Thursday, September 6th is Dessert Night and includes a complimentary intermission buffet of all of the desserts that make their way across the stage.
Tickets and special event details are available at the box office and online at www.footlighterstheater.com for just $16.00 per person. Discounts are available for matinees and groups. Pre-purchase of tickets is always recommended to avoid disappointment.
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