Rabbit Hole

David Lindsay-Abaire

J. K. TYL THEATRE, Pilsen, CZE
  • 16. 9.2022
    12:3014:50
    Small Stage
    sold out

Duration: 140 min incl. 1 intermission

Direction
Adam Doležal

DRAMATURGY
Zdeněk Janál

TRANSLATION
Markéta Kočí Machačíková

SET AND COSTUMES
Agnieszka Pátá Oldak

MUSIC
Petr Zeman

CAST
BECCA - Jana Ondrušková
BECCA‘S SISTER - Klára Kuchinková
BECCA‘S HUSBAND - Martin Stránský
BECCA‘S MOTHER - Jana Kubátová
JASON - Kryštof Švehlík, Marek Frňka

SURTITLES
The performance is in Czech, with English surtitles

The production features the song Livin' for You – music and lyrics: Al Green, Mitchell Willie.

Photo
Irena Štěrbová
Premiere
9 September 2021

RABBIT HOLE An emotionally powerful family drama tells a story about a marriage that is undergoing a fundamental life test. Becca and Howie are growing apart. They were affected by one of the greatest family tragedies imaginable. Can they deal with the blow of fate and return to normal life? Can Becca, her pregnant sister and their quirky mother hold the family together? The author himself claims that his play is ‘surprisingly amusing, but also a little sad and serious, but ultimately hopeful’. The play was premiered on Broadway in 2006, winning Cynthia Nixon the prestigious TONY Award for her portrayal of Becky and receiving the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2010, the story was made into a feature film starring Nicole Kidman (Oscar nomination) and Aaron Eckhart in the lead roles.

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (1969) A prominent American playwright, screenwriter and librettist. His other award-winning works include the plays Good People (another TONY Award nomination), Ripcord and Shrek the Musical (libretto nominated for the 2009 TONY award).

ADAM DOLEŽAL (1985) He is a theatre director and graduate from the Theatre Faculty of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, where he studied directing of drama under Prof. Alois Hajda. During his studies, he cooperated as a visiting director with the BURANTEATR in Brno, where he staged among other things Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Crimp’s The Country. He has worked as a visiting director at the Zlín City Theatre, Šumperk Theatre, East Bohemian Theatre in Pardubice, Kladno City Theatre, Most City Theatre, Na rejdišti Theatre in Prague and A. Dvořák Theatre in Příbram. He also cooperates with amateur theatre groups and semi-professional ensembles, such as the ‘V’ Theatre Studio, and often lectures at amateur theatre competitions. In 2016, he completed his postgraduate studies at JAMU in Brno and later published his doctoral thesis – the monograph ‘Peter Brook’s Ways of Theatre Making’ (2018). He translates theatre plays from English. Rabbit Hole was his first direction for the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen.

J. K. TYL THEATRE The theatre consists of four artistic companies that produce about 500 shows per year, offering drama, opera, operetta, musical and ballet productions. The theatre aims for a varied and genre-balanced repertoire, including new Czech and foreign plays. With over a century-long history of creative work, as well as many other activities, the theatre ranks among the leading art institutions in the West Bohemian region and beyond.