A truly unique show — each time it’s performed — “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” is being performed tonight at 8 p.m. at Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island.
The format is definitely distinct. No rehearsals. No director. No set.
A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.
What’s it about? Here’s a synopsis:
“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”
Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and of Nassim’s generation. A generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. A generation of computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT has been performed by Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Martin Short, Sinead Cusack, F. Murray Abraham, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Rea, John Hurt among many others. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and performed over 3,000 times!
“A playful, enigmatic and haunting solo show by the Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour.” –The New York Times
“A thoughtful, playful response to oppression.” –The Guardian
“The whole experience is altogether funny and serious and surprising and you — by which I mean we — are all in it together.”
—San Francisco Examiner
“A dazzling, transcendent piece of alive-and-kicking avant-garde theater.” –Entertainment Weekly
It’s a unique, creative show, and you can check it out here in the Quad-Cities tonight only!