Hole In the Heart

'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell switches gears, channeling his own grief into his latest project

If all this makes Mitchell sound like a sad, haunted man, it shouldn’t. More often than not, he’s wearing a sweet (sometimes sly) smile and generally seems present, even while sitting in a cold wind telling dark tales of the past. The trick of being engaged in life while honoring the past is something Becca and Howie are only beginning to learn at the end of Rabbit Hole. “It’s going to be fucking hard for them. I don’t know if they’ll make it,” Mitchell acknowledges. “But they’re trying.”

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