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Evangel University to present Rabbit Hole Nov. 15-17

Published on Nov 12, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel University theatre students will present David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole at 7 p.m., Nov. 15-17, in the Barnett Fine Arts Theater on campus.

The production will be directed by senior Brad Mapson as part of his final directing project. Mapson is a senior theatre/social studies education double major from Miller, Mo.

Katelyn Stanford, a freshman theatre/psychology double major from Iota, La., will serve as stage manager.


Rabbit Hole tells the story of Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple recovering from the accidental death of their four-year-old son, Danny. The play begins eight months after Danny’s death as Becca, Howie, Nat (Becca’s mother) and Izzy (Becca’s younger sister) individually and collectively deal with grief. The story also follows Jill, a teenage girl who unwittingly caused Danny’s death, who must now come to terms with her actions. While heartbreaking, the play is also surprisingly witty as the audience journeys with the characters in reflecting on the loss of a loved one.

Rabbit Hole was the 2007 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  

Cast and Characters

  • Brittany Federici, junior English education major from Milford, Conn., plays Becca.
  • Joshua Smith, sophomore theatre major from Pueblo, Colo., plays Howie.
  • Bethany Thomas, junior film and theatre/speech education double major from Dalhart, Texas, plays Nat.
  • Alexandra Godfrey, freshman psychology major from Eagle River, Alaska, plays Izzy.
  • Christina Jeter, senior English/theatre double major from Waxahachi, Texas, plays Jill.

“Being a part of Rabbit Hole is totally different from anything that I have ever done before. It is a difficult production that demands a lot from all of us,” Smith said. “This is an amazing cast. I have truly been blessed to be a part of it.”    

Tickets are $7 for individuals and $5 apiece for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling Lisa Krause at (417) 865-2815, ext. 8640.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.