White Rabbit Red Rabbit
September 21 at 5:00pm
“In a brilliant paradox, Soleimanpour exerts deliberate and near-total control over an actor and an audience from his own isolation in Tehran.” —Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post
A different actor at each performance reads for the first (and last) time, the true life story of a young Iranian. Will you really listen?
When Nassim Soleimanpour refused military service and was forbidden to leave his home country of Iran, he wrote a playand sent it off to see the world in his stead. FringeArts’ 12-performance engagement of White Rabbit Red Rabbit follows Soleimanpour’s rules: A script waits in a sealed envelope. The audience arrives. Each night, a different actor steps on stage and opens the envelope, reading the script aloud for the first — and last — time. A brilliant work of theater composed of a rabbit, a bear, a ladder, a circus, a carrot, some poison, a playwright, an actor and you, White Rabbit Red Rabbit brings its author in touch with an audience to have a shared, intimate and exhilarating experience despite being separated by thousands of miles.
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Festival Executive Producer Tom Lussenhop
Festival Co-Producer Christine Hartwell
Urgent Note: All media have to keep in mind that the playwright lives in Iran. This play is NOT overtly political, and should not be portrayed as such. It operates on a deeper, metaphoric level, and very expressly avoids overt political comment. We therefore ask the press to be judicious in their reportage.
Sept 20 5pm performance will be Open Captioned