How does a family deal with devastating loss, and begin to move forward again with their lives, without falling completely apart? It's never an easy question, and "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire, doesn't pretend to have all the answers, or even to understand all the questions. What the play does do, and does with an almost aching clarity, is give us a glimpse at some of the possibilities.
Margie is a single mother with an adult dependent child, living in South Boston, a.k.a. 'Southie'. She has just lost her job. Her attempts to find a new job bring her into contact with an old boyfriend, Mike, now a successful doctor. This meeting of two worlds with a common origin explores issues of class, poverty and relationships in both a dramatic and often funny way.