The Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, under the direction of Rob Ruggiero, began performances June 6 and continues through July 20. The Hartford engagement is a co-production with the Pittsburgh Public Theater, where the play was presented earlier in the spring. In Rabbit Hole, Rolfsrud and Chalfy appear as Becca and Howard Corbett – a couple whose lives are shattered when they lose their young son.
Rolfsrud (The Coast of Utopia) is no stranger to the work, having understudied the roles of Becca and Izzy in Rabbit Hole's 2006 Broadway debut.
The TheaterWorks cast also includes Joey Parsons (Disorderly Conduct) as Izzy, Jo Twiss (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Nat and newcomer Alec Silberblatt as Jason.
The creative team comprises Luke Hegel-Cantarella (set design), Anne Kenney (costume design), John Lasiter (lighting design) and Vincent Olivieri (sound design).
Rabbit Hole earned five 2006 Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. The production starred Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery, Tyne Daly, John Gallagher Jr. and Mary Catherine Garrison. Lindsay-Abaire has also penned Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World and is at work on book and lyrics for Broadway's Shrek the Musical with composer Jeanine Tesori.
Tickets to Rabbit Hole at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street in Hartford, CT, are available by calling (860) 527-7838. For more information visit the TheaterWorks website at theaterworkshartford.org.