HOLLY MADISON - REGARDING HER BOOK, DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE - NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF THE BIZARRE WORLD INSIDE THE LEGENDARY PLAYBOY MANSION
In Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, a shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy.
A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed a small-town Oregon girl into the Holly Madison we know today. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.
But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it. With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Holly Madison spent five seasons on the #1 rated E! hit reality show The Girls Next Door before headlining a critically acclaimed stage show on the Las Vegas Strip, Peepshow. She also starred in two seasons of her own hit E! series Holly’s World. Madison divides her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
SHEILA HAVENS RYLE - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ FOUNDER OF SHAKESPEARE IN THE VINES
Since 2005, SITV has built and maintained a classical theatrical company of such excellence that it has overflowed its local boundaries, created a renowned artistic center in Southern California's Wine Country, and strived to present work of the highest quality, offering company members, audiences and students the richest possible learning experiences
Modeled after the OSF (Ashland, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) which draws over half a million theatre goers annually, SITV serves as a tourism draw for our local restaurants, hotels, wineries and other business establishments.
Finally, Teachers and students are a vital part of our audience. We passionately believe in the power of theatre to change lives, especially young lives. SITV's educational outreach to our Temecula Valley area schools has brought Shakespearean performances and workshops to the classroom, and originated a theatrical competition in which students have studied, created, and performed the literature of Shakespeare. We are excited to launch our first Youth Production Theater Camp this July.
In 2015, SITV is celebrating it's Tenth Anniversary with a series of special events and performances. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends in helping us shape the next decade, in which we will endeavor to broaden our theatrical programs, expand our educational outreach programs and theatrical competition, whilst reaching a growing international audience.
JULY 9 – 25: ROMERO & JULIET
AUGUST 13 – 29: TWELFTH NIGHT