Best Stage Production - 2008
The fact that the Studio Theatre is located in a veritable rabbit hole beneath the main stage at the Loretto-Hilton Center has little to do with why the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis staging of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole was so quietly incandescent. It now has been six months since that exquisite and delicate production closed. With the passing of time, what remains most memorable about that account of a husband and wife fractured by the accidental death of their son is not specific performances or even scenes. To recall Rabbit Hole is to rekindle memories of a seamless mood, a cohesiveness of performance, design and direction that suggests that everyone involved with the production felt privileged to participate. On the rare occasion when that occurs, theatergoing does indeed become a privilege.