Time:  Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Saturday 10pm-12am; Sunday 2pm-4pm
Category:  RHIZOMES, Theatre + Spoken Word
City of OriginHamilton ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass


You are invited into the kitchen of a nameless 1950s housewife. She is the epitome of femininity – always having dinner on the table when her husband returns home from work – however, the mysterious phone calls suggest that not all is as it seems…


The Rabbit Done Died began development at the University of Windsor in the spring of 2014. Through research of women’s first-hand accounts of back-alley abortions in the 50s, playwright and performer Rose Hopkins began to craft a story. The piece was workshopped at the University, and continued development into 2015. The Rabbit Done Died was most recently produced by Mooncalf Theatre at the Hamilton Fringe Festival in 2015 as part of a series of “short theatre in small spaces.” It opened to a sold-out house and continued filling theatres for the duration of the run, winning the “Best of Galleries” award at the end of the festival.


Rose Hopkins (Creator and performer) is a Hamilton-based actor, playwright, and producer. She is a graduate of UWindsor`s BFA Acting Program, participant in STAF’s Artistic Producer Training program, and founder of Mooncalf Theatre. Rose created the Rabbit Done Died, which won the Best of Galleries award at the 2015 Hamilton Fringe. She is currently creating a site-specific piece, The Distance Between the Us and the Sun, for the innaugural Frost Bites festival. She’ll be back at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe with another twenty-minute show, What Happens in the Back Room.


Rachel Moore for The View: “The story depicted by The Rabbit Done Died is one that may seem like an artefact of history but it is one that still has a shocking amount of relevance to our current era. The Rabbit Done Died represents an honest and attempt to wrestle with that story in a historical context that still feels compelling today.”

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Paige Louter for “Rose Hopkins is an artist to watch.”

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John Bandler for “I left with many questions that seemed deliberately crafted by the writer so that you, as audience member, can reconcile them according to your own experiences.”

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Dawn Cattapan for “The character and feelings that Rose Hopkins creates are very real and it is easy to empathize with the emotional journey that she travels on, while wondering what other emotions and stories may be hiding behind her perfectly coiffed hair and pearl necklace.”

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