Ghostlight Theater Company of New England, a multi-award winning independent theater company, is kicking off its 10th season with the American premiere of Canadian playwright Amy Lee Lavoie’s one-act play “Rabbit Rabbit”, a play that brings the audience into the lives of Britney, an underage prostitute, and Larry, a birthday clown who performs under the name of “Cosmo”, for the duration of their one-hour session in a seedy motel room. The first performances will take place at the New Hampshire Community Theater Festival on Saturday, September 20th, and will enjoy a one weekend only run at the Club Lafayette in Lowell MA on October 2, 3 and 4 at 8p.m.
Director Christin Clohosey graduated from the same drama program at Bishop’s University as Lavoie, and has followed Amy’s career over the past few years. “Amy and I were in playwriting class together, and her talent as a writer was obvious from the very beginning,” said Clohosey. “As Ghostlight was looking for new and original material for the 10th season, it struck me to reach out to Amy to see if anything she had would be appropriate.”
Continued Clohosey: “I read Rabbit Rabbit the night Amy sent it to me, and I couldn’t put it down. It’s a simple premise- two characters, strangers to each other, together in a room for an hour. But it’s who these people are as this story unfolds that raises the stakes. It’s a brave story. There is nothing cliché about these characters or this situation they are in. They are so well developed and so well written, it’s a difficult but honest journey you get to take with them.”
Ghostlight Theater Company of New England will perform Rabbit Rabbit at the New Hampshire Theater Festival on Saturday, September 20th at the Concord Auditorium, 2 Prince Street in Concord, NH, and at the Club Lafayette in Lowell, MA on October 2,3 and 4 at 8p.m. General admission tickets are $15 at the door, $12 online and $8 for students, seniors and active military. This show is intended for mature audiences. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Photo by Robert Fitzgerald