TCT to give free performance of 'Rabbit Hole' this week

By M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The cast and crew of Tupelo Community Theatre’s “Rabbit Hole” are looking for an audience.
The play will be in competition during the 2010 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival, which will run from Thursday to Sunday at the Lyric Theatre and other sites around town.
In order to get ready for the festival, TCT will stage a free production of “Rabbit Hole” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lyric.
“It’s to give them a chance to work in front of an audience,” said Tom Booth, TCT executive director.
“Rabbit Hole,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, had been scheduled as part of TCT’s regular season. But the play, which includes strong language and adult themes, will not be staged Jan. 28-30 as initially planned.
Another performance of “Rabbit Hole” will be scheduled, and it will be free to TCT season ticket-holders and others will be able to buy tickets.
If you don’t want to wait, “Rabbit Hole” will be staged for the MTA Festival at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Lyric. The $5 ticket price will include a chance to see Starkville Community Theatre’s production of “Eleemosynary.”
On Jan. 28-30, TCT will feature the West of Shake Rag Improv Troupe. In addition, TCT performers will sing songs from past shows, as well Broadway numbers that have never been heard on the Lyric’s stage before.
Contact M. Scott Morris at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@djournal.com.