Theater with a View Returns with Pulitzer Winner RABBIT HOLE
Theater with a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific theatre company, returns this July with a brand new production of David Linday-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production, which will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA), begins previews on Wednesday, July 12 and will run through Saturday, July 29.
The Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, which premiered on Broadway in 2??006 and was later adapted into a 2010 film starring Nicole Kidman, centers around a seemingly picture-perfect suburban family, Becca and Howie Corbett, and how they deal with the sudden and tragic loss of their young son in a freak accident. A play about a family on the brink of falling apart trying to navigate unimaginable grief, Rabbit Hole charts a bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places. The production will be directed by Theater with a View's Artistic Director, Seth Reich (American Repertory Theatre, Classic Stage Company). Casting will be announced at a later date.
Theater with a View's signature site-specific outdoor stagings of modern dramas have won rave critical reviews and media attention from WHYY, Broad Street Review, DC Metro Theatre Arts, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, which called last season's production of Detroit "smoldering...[the] direction coolly navigates the shift from ordinary to absurd, laying this backyard barbecue like a minefield of repressed frustrations and desires. " The company, which was founded in 2014, was launched with the goal of providing an artistic home for the development and production of site-specific, environmental, and other non-traditional stagings of contemporary plays to engage a diverse audience.
Rabbit Hole will perform Wednesday through Saturday at 7PM. Ticket reservations are $25; every Wednesday will be "pay what you wish" nights, where audience members can decide their price point for tickets. Additionally, given the outdoor nature of the performance, ticket holders may "flex" their date of attendance (pending seat availability) if there is inclement weather. Reservations and more information can be found at theaterwithaview.com.
IF YOU GO:
Theater with a View presents
Reservations ($25) at theaterwithaview.com
All Wednesday performances are "pay what you can"
Performed at Sycamore Hill, 481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM:
NINA COVALESKY (Executive Director): Nina Covalesky founded Theater with a View in 2012. She is an actor, writer, producer, and a development writer for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before joining MSK, she worked as a financial and crisis communications consultant at Joele Frank, a consulting firm specializing in M&A and shareholder activism situations. She produces the Outta the Hat Plays, a weekend new play generator that fosters community between playwrights and actors. As an actor, Nina has appeared in NY in The Last Yankee (Studio Theater); Look Back in Anger (Richmond Shepard Theater); Job; Cancer Tales (Storm Theater); and The Art of Love (Theater for the New City). She played Catherine in Proof, Theater with a View's inaugural production in 2014, Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Mary in Detroit. Film: Jack and Jim; Rota Fortunae and Sparkle: A Don Quixote Story (instagram.com/instaminiseries); The Plan by Vivek Sharma. Nina graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English and Comparative Literature, and she spent a year studying Greek epic, Chaucer, and Russian literature in translation at Oxford University's University College.
Seth Reich (Artistic Director): Seth has established himself as a theatre artist and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the industry. He has worked as an artist with numerous theatre companies and educational institutions including the Actor's Shakespeare Company, American Repertory Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, Classic Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Theater with a View, Columbia University, Emerson College, New York Film Academy, and New York University. While working with top leaders in the field as a director, actor, and administrator, he continues to dedicate his life to the development and growth of the arts through education and performance. Seth is the Head of Acting in the Musical Theatre Department at the New York Film Academy and the Artistic Director of Theater with a View. He holds a bachelor's from Emerson College and a master's from Columbia University.
Theater with a View was launched in 2014 with the goal of providing an artistic home for the development and production of site-specific, environmental, and other non-traditional stagings of contemporary plays to engage a diverse audience. It is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) organization. After a successful inaugural production of David Auburn's Proof in 2014, Theater with a View returned to Pottstown, PA in subsequent years with Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and Detroit by Lisa D'Amour.