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UND Theatre presents ‘Rabbit Hole’

After nearly three years away, UND Theatre returns with Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sept. 27 through Oct. 1

Stevee Wittlieb (right) and Otto Lieder play Becca and Howie Corbett in “Rabbit Hole,” running Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at UND’s Burtness Lab Theatre. Image courtesy of Brad Reissig.

Who: UND Department of Theatre Arts

What: “Rabbit Hole,” written by David Lindsay-Abaire

Where: Burtness Lab Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 to Oct. 1

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students

Online box officehttps://burtness.und.edu

After nearly three years away, UND Theatre returns productions to its Lab Theatre space with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire.

“Rabbit Hole” deals with a bereaved family trying to maneuver its way through unimaginable grief in the aftermath of a major loss. While the subject matter is heavier in nature, moments of humor are interspersed throughout to provide some comic relief. This Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, which premiered on Broadway in 2006, centers on a seemingly picture-perfect suburban family, Becca and Howie Corbett, and their bittersweet search for comfort after a sudden and tragic accident turns their world upside down.

About David Lindsay-Abaire

Image courtesy of Brad Reissig.

After writing mostly absurdist comedies and farcical plays in his early career, one of David Lindsay-Abaire’s mentors at Julliard challenged him to write about something that frightened him. It wasn’t until he married and had a young son that he discovered writing about the death of a 4-year-old boy to be the thing that scared him the most. This shift from comedy toward naturalistic drama earned Lindsay-Abaire’s “Rabbit Hole” several Tony nominations and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007.

Production Information

Production Team:

  • Directed by Chelsea Chimilar
  • Costume, Hair, & Makeup Design by Daniel Jung (Senior BA Theatre)
  • Scenic & Lighting Design by Brad Reissig
  • Sound Design by Patrick Reading
  • Technical Direction by Patrick Reading


  • Becca: Stevee Wittlieb
  • Izzy: Ella Henry
  • Howie: Otto Lieder
  • Nat: Brigitte Froslee
  • Jason: Tyler Hebert

Production Staff:

  • Production Stage Manager: Camden Gifford
  • Stage Manager: Skylar Mack
  • Properties Coordinator: Brigitte Froslee
  • Properties Lead: Hannah Beck
  • Scene Shop Assistants: Ariel Long, Grace Rhoads, Andrew Maxwell, Veronica Tilc
  • Costume Shop Manager & Design Mentor: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Shop Assistant Manager: Julie Ries
  • Costume Shop Assistants: Tacy Crawford, Averie Eixenberger, Daniel Jung, Anne Mitchell, Anissa Oveson
  • Wardrobe Head: Tacy Crawford
  • Light Board Operator: Camden Gifford
  • Sound Board Operator: Jenna Lester
  • Lighting Crew: Theodore Chesmore-Walling, Emersyn Walker, Shelton William, Tyler Oliver, Brooke Widmer
  • Box Office Manager: Marilyn Gregoire
  • Box Office Assistant: Elizabeth Fisher, Gloria Knudson, Jessica Sandberg, Ashlie Schelm
  • Online Publicity: Piper Sommer
  • Publicity Design: Brad Reissig