Rabbit Hole Post-Show Discussions
Rabbit Hole is a thought provoking play that explores the different ways a family deals with grief which leads to dramatic (and sometimes humorous) confrontations.
Ticket holders, from any performance, are invited to attend special discussions following the Sunday matinee performances, March 4, 11 and 18, where grief specialists, therapists, the actors and directors will facilitate open dialogue about loss, grief and the impact it has on families and individuals. This discussion is meant to encourage education about loss, provide community resources to those in need, and hear how the actors prepared and reacted to playing their roles. The topic of loss and grief is so pertinent in our everyday lives these days and effects individuals on different levels. “Lakeshore Players Theatre feels this play lends itself well to this relevant and timely conversation. We have the opportunity to provide information to our community and take the topic seriously,” commented Rob Thomas, Lakeshore Players Theatre Development Director.
Grief & Loss Resources
“The Mistake I Made With My Grieving Friend” – Very insightful article by Celeste Headlee of Georgia Public Radio.
GriefShare is a 13-week, faith based program designed to help people walk through grief after the loss of a loved one. Each week consists of watching a video, group discussions, and personal reflection from a workbook. The weeks are self-contained so there is no need to attend in sequence.
Locally, they meet at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave., WBL on Saturday mornings. The link above has more information, resources on the subject of grief, and info on other groups in the area.
Mueller Memorial 651-429-4944
Welcome to the Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES). Founded in 1977, our purpose is to promote and provide education, opportunities for networking, and support to professionals and volunteers involved in the care of persons confronting death and bereavement.
Survivors of Suicide Group
The group meets the first Thursday of each month at the Bradshaw-White Bear location, 4600 Greenhaven Dr., from 7:00-9:00pm. This informal group is made up of people who have experienced a death of a loved one by suicide. The group offers support and understanding at this very painful and difficult time on one’s life.
Anthony (Tony) J. DelPercio
Director of Bradshaw Grief Resource Center & Hospice Liaison
Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Services
Dave Halper, MA, LMFT
MN Online Counseling, LLC
1310 E. Hwy 96, Suite 104C
WBL, MN 55110
BOOKS ON GRIEF
RARE BIRD: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Anna Whiston-Donaldson (Loss of a child by an accident)
LAMENT FOR A SON by Nicholas Wolterstorff (Loss of a son from a father’s perspective)
HOLDING ON TO HOPE: A Pathway Through Suffering to the Heart of God by Nancy Guthrie (Any loss or loss of a child in fancy)
GRIEVING A SUICIDE: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope by Albert Y. Hsu
A GRIEF OBSERVED by C.S. Lewis (Loss of a spouse, or any loved one)