Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Rabbit Hole

Saw an amazing show this weekend; Rabbit Hole at Peppermint Creek Theatre (not the cast pictured at left; that's the Broadway cast). Once again, PC has hit the mark under Louis Balestra's direction.
The play is heart-rending.
Howie and Becca are struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of their 4 year old son in a car accident. Becca deals with the tragedy by putting her son's things away for safe keeping but out of sight as they are such a painful reminder of what they have lost. Her husband, on the other hand, needs to have Danny's things close at hand for him to deal with his grief. He accuses Becca of trying to erase the memory of their son. Conflict builds between them and threatens to destroy what they have left.
It runs another weekend at PC and is well worth seeing.
I've finished When a Crocodile Eats the Sun and I hate that it's done. I lingered over the last few chapters while wanting to find out what happens but not wanting it to be done. If Oprah ever calls me to ask what my top 5 books are , this would be one. In fact, maybe I should just write Oprah and suggest it to her. Peter Godwin, the author, has an earlier book about growing up in Africa and I've "ordered" it from a library somewhere in Michigan. But now I'm lost. What to read next? I have two other books started but they are just not as compelling as this one.
I'm anxiously waiting for the library to get High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed .
Yes, another Everest book. For those of you who know me; I have a passionate interest in everything Everest and once drove to Cleveland to see the IMAX Everest movie about the 1996 disaster where 8 people died. It was the closest IMAX to my town so it became a mini spring break destination. But hey, we also went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and some really cool museums.
This is a different slant to regular climbing books. It's about the underworld that preys on unsuspecting climbers; a tale of thievery, prostitution, blackmail, and con-men.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

Boy, did you hit the nail on the head with this one. We went Saturday and it was unbelievable. Every character was perfect and it's amazingly written. So many of the stories I heard at Ele's Place reflected the feelings and experiences of these characters. Heartbreaking yet uplifting. Lots of layers, sort of like the onion peel analogy. I wish I'd seen it the first week so I could have talked it up to everyone I knew!