Festival 56 to present a one-night-only online play reading

PRINCETON – At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Festival 56 will present a free online reading of “Rabbit Hole,” a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, featuring the cast of Festival 56′s summer 2019 production, directed by Emily Wirkus.

The reading will be presented as a Zoom webinar. Although there will be no charge, registration is required – go to festival56.com to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Also note that because of copyright restrictions, the reading will not be recorded and only will be available for viewing on the performance date and time.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play utilizes funny dialogue, characters with large personalities, and poignant moments of connection to focus on how one family learns to support each other through life’s challenges. As this family engages with magical thinking, pregnancy, anger, unexpected humor, therapy and unanswerable questions, they ultimately attempt to make sense of the “rabbit hole” that produces increasingly difficult and unpredictable situations.

The cast of “Rabbit Hole” includes Kaitlyn Weickel (Becca), Eric Shonk (Howie), Janna Schmid (Izzy), Kathy Missel (Nat) and Cole Winston (Jason).

This production is made possible by a grant from the Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund. Grant funding is provided in part by the Community Arts Access Program of the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.