Playwright Featured Locally and Nationally

04/01/2013

Playwright Featured Locally and Nationally

rabbit-hole.JPGDavid Lindsay-Abaire has been a busy writer.  And a successful one.  Not only has he written award-winning plays for Broadway, but his work can also be seen on the Hollywood screen.

Locally, his play, Rabbit Hole, is being presented this week at Bay College.  This production won a Tony Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize in 2006.  It is a powerful tale of the struggles a family faces after a devastating loss.  But Abaire has also written musical comedies.  His big success in that field was the Tony-nominated musical Shrek in which he created both book and lyrics.

Not only will you find his work on the Escanaba stage this week, but his writing is also featured in our local cinema.  David Lindsay-Abaire was the screenwriter for the current film, OZ: The Great and Powerful.    His work in movies started with the scripts for the animated films Robots and Rise of the Guardians.

A diversified writer, Abaire credits his success to his college career.  He studied acting and writing at Sarah Lawrence College, but then concentrated on playwriting in his graduate work at Juilliard.

Tickets to his play, Rabbit Hole, which runs April 4, 5, and 6th, are available at the Bay College Box Office between 8 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.  You can also buy them online at baycollege.edu/tickets.  For more information call 217-4045.