THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
03 Jul 2013


Rabbit Hole


"This show tore me apart. A painfully beautiful study of a family coping with tragedy - a young child killed by a teenage driver. Subtle, beautiful performances from everyone. David Lindsay-Abaire created a situation and characters that were revealed in a most eloquent onion-layered fashion. The scene with the meeting of the characters played by Cynthia Nixon (Mom) and John Gallagher, Jr. (the teen who accidentally caused her child's death) just about did me in with its pain, simplicity, and deeply loving sense of flawed humanity. It is etched in my mind forever. Great writing, great acting, great direction - and the set turned itself inside-out -artfully reflecting what the family was going through! Actors like to talk about 'truth' in the theatre - here it was in spades. I was very happy when it won the Pulitzer months after closing."