Rabbit Hole: Play Themes & Motifs

David Lindsay-Abaire
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Family: Motherhood

Rabbit Hole examines the complexities of family dynamics, specifically as the role of motherhood it evolves based on both circumstances and relationships.

The three female characters experience incredibly different aspects of motherhood throughout the course of the play. In the first scene, the audience learns that Izzy is about to embark on this life-changing journey. It quickly becomes apparent that the unplanned pregnancy is a point of contention for Becca, to the extent that she asks her sister of her intentions in keeping the baby. A majority of Izzy’s relationship with motherhood at this time is convincing her family that she is capable of filling the role. Throughout the course of the play she proves herself as she transitions from her partying ways into preparing for life as a mother.

In many ways, a person is defined by their relationships. A major aspect of...

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