When Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre Director Kevin Mark Kline wanted to find someone to talk with the Rabbit Hole cast about how families deal with grief, Production Manager Ginger Webb began to make inquiries. Ginger soon found that all inquiries led her to The Children’s Room.
Rabbit Hole is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a family faced with the tragic death of their young child. When Ginger called The Children’s Room, Program Director Donna Sharff saw her inquiry as a unique opportunity to fufill part of the organization’s mission: to educate the community about grief and loss. Donna and Program Volunteer Johanneke deVries spent an hour and a half talking with the cast and answering their thoughtful questions about grief and grieving families. This play mixes humor and deep poignancy to authentically portray the complex issues and challenges that grieving families face and, ultimately highlights the resiliency of the human spirit. We have had the opportunity to attend a rehearsal and highly recommend AFD Theatre’s production of this prize winning play which opens Friday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the AFD Theatre website.