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Rabbit Hole
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Characters Nat
Date premiered 2005
Place premiered Pacific Playwrights Festival
Costa Mesa, California
Original language English
Genre Drama
IBDB profile

Rabbit Hole is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play (2007) written by David Lindsay-Abaire. It was first produced in New York in 2006. It has also been produced by regional theatres in cities such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

It deals with the ways family members survive a major loss, and includes comedy as well as drama. Cynthia Nixon won a Tony Award (2006) for "Best Actress in a Play" for her performance in the New York production, and the play was nominated for several other Tony awards.


New York production


Becca - Cynthia Nixon
Howie - John Slattery
Nat - Tyne Daly
Jason - John Gallagher, Jr.
Izzie - Mary Catherine Garrison

Film adaptation

Rabbit Hole (film)

In 2007 a movie adaptation of the play was announced, with Lindsay-Abaire to write the screenplay. Nicole Kidman will star as Becca, the character originally played by Nixon. She will also produce the film.[1] Aaron Eckhart has been signed to play the father Howie.[2] John Cameron Mitchell is directing.[3] Other well-known actors to participate include Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Giancarlo Esposito and Sandra Oh.

The film will be mainly shot in Douglaston and Little Neck, New York. It will be released in 2010.

Awards and nominations

  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play – Cynthia Nixon
  • Tony Award for Best Play
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play – Tyne Daly
  • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play – Daniel Sullivan
  • Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play – John Lee Beatty


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