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Rabbit Hole (movie tie-in)

Rabbit Hole (movie tie-in)

January 2011
Trade Paperback · 159 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781559363969
Theatre Communications Group


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"David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that's not just a departure but a revelation – an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty."—Variety

"The sad, sweet release of Rabbit Hole lies precisely in the access it allows to the pain of others, in its meticulously mapped empathy. This anatomy of grief doesn't so much jerk tears as tap them, from a reservoir of feelings common to anyone who has experienced the landscape-shifting vacuum left by a death in the family."—The New York Times

David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize–winning play, a thoughtful and penetrating rumination on grief and mourning, is now a major motion picture. This movie tie-in edition of the film from Lions Gate starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne Wiest, is a story of loss, heartbreak, and forgiveness—told through daily moments and emotional hurdles—as a family moves on after the accidental death of their four-year-old son. Following a critically acclaimed Broadway premiere in 2006, Rabbit Hole has been hailed as an artistic breakthrough for the highly regarded playwright. A drama of the aftermath of tragedy, it captures "the awkwardness and pain of thinking people faced with an unthinkable situation—and eventually, their capacity for survival" (USA Today).

David Lindsay-Abaire is the author of Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, A Devil Inside, and Wonder of the World, in addition to the books for the musicals High Fidelity and Shrek. His latest play, Good People, premieres on Broadway in March 2011 and will be published summer 2011.