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Dezart Performs Presents Award-Winning Play ‘The Rabbit Hole”

 After the triumphant opening of its 10th season with the production of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, Dezart Performs continues to break new ground with its second production of the season – RABBIT HOLE, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

RABBIT HOLE will run January 12-21, 2018 at the Pearl McManus theater in the historic Palm Springs Woman’s Club for eight gripping performances. There will be an opening night party with the cast following the performance on Friday, January 12th.
  
This production will be directed by Scott Smith, who has been active both as actor and director throughout the Coachella Valley. He has appeared in several Dezart Performs’ productions including THE OUTGOING TIDE (Desert Theater League Outstanding Supporting Actor award) and CASA VALENTINA. With RABBIT HOLE, Scott will be making his directorial debut at Dezart Performs. Previous directing credits include CAMELOT, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FULL MONTY, and NOISES OFF (co-directed with Michael Shaw)

RABBIT HOLE is a captivating drama that stirs the emotions when a life-shattering accident turns Becca and Howie Corbett’s world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. They both search for comfort and a path that will lead them back into the light of day. RABBIT HOLE features Deborah Harmon, Phylicia Mason, Artistic Director Michael Shaw, Yo Younger, and introduces Jonathan Hatsios.

This compelling Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway in 2006 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Play. RABBIT HOLE was also adapted for a 2010 film starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

 Dezart Performs will be celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Sunday, January 14th with a glamorous party at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge following the matinee performance on the same day. The celebration will feature food, wine, and will be attended by theatre alumni and supporters, celebrities and city officials. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at www.dezartperforms.org.
            
“With RABBIT HOLE we are swinging the creative pendulum from the lighthearted fare of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE to this emotionally-searing and moving family drama,” commented Dezart Performs Artistic Director, Michael Shaw. “We believe our audiences will go along with us on this journey of exploration of the human heart."

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