Mercer Theatre explores grief with drama ‘Rabbit Hole’


MACON – Mercer Theatre presents the contemporary drama “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire to the public April 11-14 and 18-21.

The show follows Becca and Howie Corbett, who seemingly have everything a family could want. Their world turns upside down after a life-shattering accident leaves the couple perilously drifting apart. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which was later turned into a major film, explores how grief echoes through family life.

“It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, but most importantly it will make anyone who has felt a great loss feel seen, heard and understood,” said Kate Grant, who acts as dramaturge for the production.

“Students should go see ‘Rabbit Hole’ because the show is not your typical ‘sad’ production,” added Caylyn Kelly, who plays Becca Corbett. “The playwright does a good job incorporating comedic moments throughout the play.”

Associate professor and program director for Mercer Theatre Frani Rollins highlights the dedication and talent of the student actors, designers, crew and management team as a major reason to see the show.

Rollins called the play, “a poignant exploration of resilience and grief” that is relatable to any audience. “Mercer Theatre is proud to produce such a moving and unforgettable piece that explores the complexity of the human experience.”

“Rabbit Hole” showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at via Mercer Ticket Sales. Regular admission is $15 and $10 for Mercer-affiliated students, faculty and staff.

This will be the finale mainstage show for the Mercer Theatre 2023-2024 season. To find out about how to get involved next school year, contact Frani Rollins at