White Rabbit Red Rabbit
By Nassim Soleimanpour
Oct 5 - Nov 12, 2023
No rehearsal. No director. One actor. A script in a sealed envelope. Theater stripped to its essential elements in a no-net night of unexpected comedy and shared discovery.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play to travel the world in his place. Since its award-winning premiere at the Edinburgh Festival it has been translated into more than 30 different languages and performed over 3,000 times. At each incredibly unique performance, a different actor – one who has never before seen or read the play – brings the voice of the absent playwright to life, challenging audiences to question whose stories get told and what happens when we are fully present together.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit was originally produced by Volcano Theatre in association with Necessary Angel and Wolfgang Hoffmann. Dramaturgy by Daniel Brooks and Ross Manson
“...playful, enigmatic and haunting…” - The New York Times
"Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a punch in the air for self-expression; a testament to the power of words to transcend cultures and borders. You have to be there." - New Zealand Herald
Producer: Brian Boruta
Stage Manager: Shauwna Dias Grillo*