Lincoln County Community Theater, in residence at the downtown Lincoln Theater, will hold auditions for its fall production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Rabbit Hole” looks in on the lives of an extended family eight months after the accidental death of the central couple’s 4-year-old child, a moment when life changed forever. The play subtly examines the steps and missteps made by well-meaning people who love each other as they search for a way to move forward alone and together.

The production is to be directed by John Mulcahy. The production team is completed by scenic designer J. Bourge Hathaway, costume designer Kerry Weber, lighting designer Corin Nelson and technical director Jim Buckingham. Lynda Riess Lathrop is creating the production art and Al Trescot will serve as graphic designer.

The play calls for a cast of three women, one man and a high school boy. Howie and Becca, the couple at the center of the play, are upper middle class professionals living in the suburbs of New York City. Izzy is Becca’s well-meaning but slightly “lost” sister who has always had difficulty stepping out of her older sister’s shadow. The matriarch of the clan, Nat, is a constant powerful presence in the lives of her daughters, whether it is welcome or not. Jason is the 17-year-old high school senior who was driving the automobile that set the events of the play in motion.

Auditions will take place at the Lincoln, 2 Theater Street and also accessible from Elm Street. Performances will run weekends from Nov. 11 through Nov. 20. Additional information about the play and selected scenes to be used for auditions are available at the theater’s website,, or by calling 563-3424.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to