Friday, January 13, 2012

In the Wings: Rabbit Hole. Meet Kate Martin.

Kate Martin plays Becca in Rabbit Hole, the third show of the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Question: Why did you audition for Rabbit Hole?
Kate Martin: I love stories like this. It is the kind of show a serious actor wants to be part of. It's not every day you get to do something you're not used to. The story is so touching that I wanted to be part of it right away.

Q: Who is Becca and what is her story?
K.M.: She is the mother of Danny. Her story basically is trying to get through day after day after the death of her son. It's a struggle, it's different every day. It's trying to figure out where to go from here.

Q: What do you think an audience will take away from this production of Rabbit Hole?
K.M.: How different people deal with grief differently. I think everyone will come out of this show having a favorite character; I think it will touch everybody.

Rabbit Hole opens Friday, January 20 and runs three weekends through Sunday, February 5 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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