Rabbit Hole Ensemble

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A Rope in the Abyss  | Open: 04/03/08 Close: 04/19/08
The story of four people whose identities are changed by brain injury, and of the friends and relatives who must deal with these sudden strangers. Hugh suffers from severe amnesia which leaves his past and even his present erased, Lori suffers an aneurysm and wakes up from her coma a completely different person, Russ is in prison for a murder he doesn't remember committing (but what happens when he does remember?), and Mollie has seizures that the doctors want to control with a little rewiring in her brain...but what will that do to her soul?
Before Your Very Eyes  | Open: 05/18/10 Close: 06/13/10
Set in the anxious landscape of September 11th and inspired by the haunting idea of learning something you wish you never knew, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES is a mystery about the personal truths revealed by a global tragedy.  When Kate’s husband returns home covered in dust and ash, she thinks the worst is behind them, but she ends up learning more about him than she ever imagined.  Can they go back to the way it was…before?  Or is the truth too impossible to ignore?

RABBIT HOLE ENSEMBLE, recently lauded as “riveting” by The Village Voice, is pleased to announce the world premiere of BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES written and directed by Artistic Director and NYIT Award Winner Edward Elefterion.  The production plays from May 18th through June 13th with an opening scheduled for Thursday, May 20th at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center at 107 Suffolk St.  The production schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.  Tickets are $18 and available with more information at RabbitHoleEnsemble.com.


Big Thick Rod  | Open: 08/10/08 Close: 08/22/08
Cricket's ready to hump the table leg. Her husband wants to improve her mind. Can they find satisfaction with a three-armed gardener, a busload of Japanese tourists, and someone named Rod? Aren't you supposed to screw the ones you love?
Nosferatu: The Morning of My Death  | Open: 07/17/07 Close: 08/05/07
The world between the living and the dead become blurred when Count Nosferatu, a creature of pure evil, comes to London, infecting all he touches, and bringing death, hopelessness and the promise of eternal life. With an otherworldly cry of "Embrace the Dark and Live," this macabre, yet lyrical tale plays out as seen through the eyes of Mina Harker, the object of the Count's "affections," who may be unable to resist his siren calls of despair, death and seductive offering. This is the second of two plays Rabbit Hole Ensemble has performed on the Dracula myth. The first, "Land of the Undead", also adapted by Wood, was presented as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival's Next Step Developmental Series this past March.

Directed by Edward Elefterion

Ready For The River  | Open: 09/26/13 Close: 10/12/13


Ready for the River is Rabbit Hole Ensemble’s second collaboration withObie Award winning playwright Neal Bell. Directed by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director, Edward Elefterion. The production will run from September 26th through October 12th Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette St. NYC Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 at the door available at www.rabbitholeensemble.com.

Doris witnesses her husband murder the banker who foreclosed on their farm. When he turns the gun on her, she grabs her daughter and hits the road hard, carving a path across the ravaged American heartland in an old Buick made of rust. But some things they can’t outrun, like the banker’s shotgun-blasted face, semi-intact, in the backseat. Hunted by their past, terrified of their future, mother and daughter learn more about each other – and themselves – than they ever wanted to know.  When you’re running for your life and fromyour life, how far is far enough?


Cast: SHEILA JOON* (“Detention: Ready, Aim, Fire!” at Primary Stages), BRAD MAKAROWSKI*(“Design Your Kitchen” at the Flea),PAUL TIESLER* (Broadway: “A Doll’s House” and: “A Christmas Carol”), ABIGAIL WAHL. *appearing courtesy of AEA. Equity Approved Showcase.


Shadow Of Himself  | Open: 01/08/09 Close: 01/31/09
Inspired by one of the masterpieces of world literature ("The Epic of Gilgamesh") and interviews with men from all walks of life about fear, "SHADOW OF HIMSELF" is a modern allegory that uses contemporary attitudes about masculinity, power, and mortality to tell the story of a prideful king and his journey towards himself. Gil, a god-like king, terrorizes his people until he finds balance in a comrade who equals his strength, bravery, and beauty. But when the king sets out on an adventure to kill a notorious monster and immortalize his name, he has no idea that it will cost him the most precious thing he has.

NEAL BELL is one of America’s most respected playwrights. His plays, which include "Two Small Bodies," "Raw Youth," "Cold Sweat," "On The Bum," and "Spatter Pattern," have appeared at Playwrights Horizons and at regional theatres including the Berkeley Rep, the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, the La Jolla Playhouse, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, where his ten-minute play "Out The Window" was a co-winner of the Heideman Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment, and the Guggenheim Foundation, Mr Bell was awarded an Obie Award for sustained achievement in playwriting.

Featured in the cast: MARK CAJIGAO ("Broadway’s Rising Stars" at Town Hall, "Twelfth Night" at Storm Theatre) MATT W. CODY (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Urban Stages, Lark Theatre), EMILY HARTFORD (Off Broadway’s "The Contrast" at Mirror Repertory Company), DANIEL AJL KITROSSER (off-Broadway’s "A Dolphin Up A Tree") and ADAM SWIDERSKI ("Charlie Victor Romeo" at PS 122).

Director EDWARD ELEFTERION is the Artistic Director of Rabbit Hole Ensemble and the recipient of the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Director. Among his credits: four collaborations with playwright Neal Bell, including the world premiere of his adaptation of "Therese Raquin" at New York University; "Big Thick Rod" (FringeNYC 2008), "The Night Of Nosferatu," "The Transformation of Dr. Jekyll" (FringeNYC 2006), "The Siblings" (MITF 2006), and acclaimed productions of "In The Jungle Of Cities," "Macbeth," and "The Misanthrope." He currently teaches acting at Hofstra University.

The Night of Nosferatu  | Open: 09/28/07 Close: 10/13/07
England 1938: The promise of advancement sends real estate agent Jonathan Harker on a trip to Transylvania, despite his wife Mina's misgivings, to meet with the mysterious Count Nosferatu. But soon after his arrival, Jonathan realizes his life, indeed his very soul, is in terrible danger. For Nosferatu is one of the undead; a creature who can survive only by subsisting on the blood of the living. Sensing in Mina one who can understand the beauty of the night, Nosferatu intends to bring her into his world of eternal darkness. As Mina's dreams (and sleep-walking episodes) become more and more pronounced, she can only wait for the horr that is coming ever closer.

Presented by Rabbit Hole Ensemble, the tale is told in the style of movement-based theatre, the cast uses their bodies and intriguing voice manipulation to bring the foreboding story and settings to life - the latter including an insane asylum, a doomed ship on a fog-shrouded sea and Nosferatu's castle.

Based on the F.W. Murnau silent film Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, the cast will feature Danny Ashkenasi*, Matt W. Cody, Paul Daily, Tatiana Gomberg*, Emily Hartford and Ned Massey*. The production is an Equity showcase.

* - member of Actors' Equity

The Siblings  | Open: 02/13/06 Close: 02/19/06
Arthur Aulisi*, Amanda Broomell, Paul Daily, Emily Hartford,
Kathryn Velvel Jones*, and Catherine Siracusa

* - Member, Actors' Equity

The Siblings  | Open: 02/13/06 Close: 02/19/06
Arthur Aulisi*, Amanda Broomell, Paul Daily, Emily Hartford,
Kathryn Velvel Jones*, and Catherine Siracusa

*AEA member