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Contact: John Wooten
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Premiere Stages presents Pulitzer Prize-Winner Rabbit Hole

Critically acclaimed play makes its New Jersey Premiere

UNION, N.J. – Premiere Stages at Kean University continues its 2008 season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Rabbit Hole. In this powerful drama that was Broadway’s most heralded play of 2006, a couple struggles to pick up the pieces after a life-shattering accident leaves them drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort and a path back into the light a day. The Associated Press called Rabbit Hole “A startling, heartfelt new play”. The New York Times added “A beautifully observed new play blessed with David Lindsay-Abaire’s customary wit and grace.”

The production is directed by Premiere Stages Artistic Director, John Wooten, and features a professional Actors’ Equity Association cast. “This is a beautiful and thoroughly engrossing play that touches the soul of all who see it” said Wooten, “David Lindsay-Abaire skillfully navigates his way through a familiar issue while keeping it poignant, unsentimental and remarkable in both its relevance and impact.”

Rabbit Hole runs from Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 21 in Kean University’s Zella Fry Theatre. There is a 2 p.m. performance on September 19; Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. A special open-captioned performance will be held on September 21.

To order tickets, get on our mailing list, or to inquire about a special restaurant package with the Garden Restaurant, please call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469), or visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages. Photos are available upon request. For group sales, please call Paul Whelihan at 908-737-4077.

Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Bank of America, Continental Airlines, and through the generous support of patrons. Premiere Stages offers free or discounted tickets to patrons with disabilities. All Premiere Stages facilities are wheelchair-accessible spaces. Please call for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances. Large-print programs are available at all times. Publications are available with advanced notice in alternate formats.