Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?
With no rehearsals, no director, a solitary actor (Danielle Walker), and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre. Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place. The audience joins the performer on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty, and ultimately where theatre can take you.
Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and has been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke and Ken Loach.
This performance of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is in association with The Morgantown Art Bar and the Your Community Foundation (YCF) Demetry Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund. Demetry had just finished his nursing degree when he tragically passed away, and this show and fundraiser honor his memory and legacy by supporting the future healthcare workers of West Virginia.
Note: 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. All media and press agents have to keep in mind that the playwright is an Iranian native. We therefore ask the press to be judicious in their reportage.
Recommended for audiences 12+