White Rabbit Red Rabbit


11/03/2023 - 15/03/2023    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Sho Art Studio
628 Monmouth, Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 3L1

Event Type

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Written by Nassim Soleimanpour, produced by Aurora Nova.

Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?

With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, 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 each different 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.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.

Age suitability of show:
Recommended for audiences 12+ (at the discretion of the presenter)

International comments about WhiteRabbitRedRabbit

“A stunning piece of theatre, thought-provoking and morally unsettling.” Fringereview

“Nassim Soleimanpour is a fiercely – even frighteningly – original voice, and a thrillingly adept craftsman… Go see!” The Skinny

“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

Dublin Fringe Festival Best New Performance 2012
Summerworks Outstanding New Performance Text Award 2011
The Arches Brick Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

When Nassim was permitted to leave Iran 2013, he has facilitated workshops and panels in different countries including:
World Theatre Festival (Brisbane),
Tolhuistuin (Amsterdam),
SESC Vila Mariana (Sao Paulo),
Schauspielhaus (Vienna),
DPAC (Kuala Lampur),
Theatertreffen (Berlin),
British Council (London),
Asia House (London)
University of Bremen (Germany).This year 2023, White Rabbit Red Rabbit will be performed in 75 theatres around the world.
Shō Art Studios is very pleased to have been given permission to run the show, a big thank you to Janis Nickleson for pursuing and obtaining the rights.Shō Art Studios will run WRRR for five performances with five different actors.
During the run March 11th -15th, March 13th will be internationally recognized and celebrated as ‘Let There Be Theater Day’ a day celebrating the return of audiences to the theater!Shō Art Studios is located in Walkerville, across from Club Lofts, 628 Monmouth Rd.
WRRR will be performed in the intimate “Old Shō Studio.
Very intimate space, limited seating so reservations are recommended.
There is street parking on Monmouth and also paid parking on Wyandotte across from the Blackburn radio station.
It is a PWYC performance ! ( Pay What You Can )
To reserve a seat call 519 560 7462
See you at the theatre!


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