The new year begins with theatrical drama as the Sherman Community Players presents Rabbit Hole. The play is set to run from Jan. 31 through Feb. 16 and consists of a five-member cast, Molly Bower, Megan McCullough, Shane Beeson, Becky Smith and Morgan Henard.

The new year begins with theatrical drama as the Sherman Community Players presents Rabbit Hole. The play is set to run from Jan. 31 through Feb. 16 and consists of a five-member cast, Molly Bower, Megan McCullough, Shane Beeson, Becky Smith and Morgan Henard.


Rabbit Hole is the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. It follows the lives of Howie and Becca Corbett, a couple who had a tragic event in their lives and are now learning how to cope and find comfort in the unfortunate circumstances they find themselves in.


"It’s a real drama. Rabbit Hole is maybe something the Texoma community isn’t used to, but it’s the kind of work that I think speaks to many different people on many different levels," says Anthony Nelson, SCP artistic director. "We are rating this one "R" for adult content and language, but I really think the script stands on its own and the audience will be enveloped in the struggles of these characters. And it’s not all dark and dreary. David Lindsay-Abaire actually began as a writer of comedies. This was his first drama, so there are definitely some humorous moments in the play that might surprise people, but we are not trying to make anyone laugh here. We want them to think and feel, like with any great piece of literature."


Nelson continues, "I am very enthused to be working on this play here in Sherman. I first fell in love with the material back in ‘07 when I was introduced to it as an actor. I performed in it for the professional repertory company, Iowa Summer Rep. I found a respect for the way this guy (Lindsay-Abaire) writes. The dialogue is true to life and it just flowed like real people having real conversations. That’s not an easy task to achieve on paper, but Lindsay-Abaire certainly did and that’s what got him the Pulitzer."


Tickets for Rabbit Hole will go on sale to the general public beginning the week of Jan. 27 at the Honey McGee Playhouse. Information can also be found at www.scptheater.org or on the SCP Facebook page.


In preparation for SCP’s second 2014 presentation, open auditions will be held this weekend for the comedic farce Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti. On Jan. 11, try-outs will be from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and on Jan. 12, they will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Honey McGee Playhouse, 313 West Mulberry, in Sherman.


"We are looking for six hilarious people to bring this world to life in the spring, so if you have ever had the itch to get on the stage, this could be a good time to try out. It never hurts to try," says Nelson. "Plus, SCP just got some nice notice from the Theatre Critics in DFW. One of our actors and one of the set designs from last year’s season were mentioned as being some of the best from the 2013 season. That makes me extremely pleased that all our talent and hard work is taken notice of by not only the local community but by the metroplex. That’s good for everyone, in my opinion."