The Year of the Rabbit
The winner of Kentucky Women Writers Conference Prize for Women Playwrights Competition, The Year of the Rabbit by Los Angeles based actress and playwright Keliher Walsh is a complex snapshot of two American families spanning two generations and two wars – the Vietnam War and the Afghan War.
The script speaks of deep rooted conflicts of race and gender, marriage, motherhood and cultural displacement, and of our longing to be accepted and understood.
Balagula Theatre is proud to have been chosen to produce the World Premier of the play.
"The Year of the Rabbit makes evident, with a fresh theatricality and original imagination, the historical and emotional connectedness we often wish to deny between what one might call Big History and the most intimate experiences of our lives. The play brings together the disparate worlds of love and war, and the collision is both disturbing and at times, deeply moving.”—Naomi Wallace.
"KWWC chose The Balagula Theatre for this partnership because of Balagula's reputation as a progressive activist theatre of proven high artistic quality, that has a track record of successful partnerships with other Kentucky non-profits." Julie Kuzneski Wrinn, Director