White Rabbit Red Rabbit (May 7-25,  2013)

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By Nassim Soleimanpour
In association with Aurora Nova Productions

May 7-25, 2013
Arts Court Library
Pay-What-You-Can tickets will be available at the door before each evening’s performance on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance tickets for guaranteed admittance are available through the link below:

Eventbrite - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (May 7 - 25, 2013)

“Unfetter your mind… you might want to come back several times”
– Alvina Ruprecht, Theatre Critic, Capital Critics Circle

“Provocative, funny, disquieting: catch an upcoming show!”
– Patrick Langston, Theatre Writer

Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country.  Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild,  utterly original play from Iran.  Forbidden to travel,  he turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that requires no director,  no rehearsals,  no set and a different actor reads the script cold for every performance.  Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?

The Fools are delighted to present this unique piece in Ottawa, featuring 18 of our finest actors from across the region including: Joel Beddows,  Pierre Brault,  Eric Coates,  John Doucet,  Mary Ellis,  Scott Florence,  Peter Froelich,  Richard Gelinas,  Kate Hurman,  Catriona Leger,  Margo MacDonald,  Michael Mancini,  Geoff McBride,  Charles McFarland,  Sarah McVie,  Kate Smith and Beverley Wolfe.

About the playwright:  Nassim Soleimanpour is an independent multidisciplinary theatre maker from Tehran, Iran. Best known for his play White Rabbit Red Rabbit, written to travel the world when he couldn’t, his work has been awarded the Dublin Fringe Festival Best New Performance, Summerworks Outstanding New Performance Text Award and The Arches Brick Award (Edinburgh Fringe) as well as picking up nominations for a Total Theatre and Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award. Nassim is an experienced public speaker, most recently as a panellist for the World Theatre Festival, Brisbane’s In Conversation series. Currently developing a new play, Nassim lives happily in Tehran with his wife and new puppy.


Tuesday May 7 – Saturday May 25 7:30 PM

Saturday May 11, May 18, May 25 9:30 PM

Venue: Arts Court Library
2 Daly Ave, Ottawa

Pay what you can tickets will be available at the door before each evening’s performance on a first-come-first-served basis.

Advance tickets for guaranteed admittance are available through Eventbrite.


Schedule of Performances:

Tuesday May 7 – Catriona Leger
Wednesday May 8 – Peter Froelich
Thursday May 9 – John Doucet
Friday May 10 – Pierre Brault
Saturday May 11 – 7:30 – Eric Coates
9:30 – Kate Hurman
Tuesday May 14 – Sarah McVie
Wednesday May 15 – Scott Florence
Thursday May 16 – Mary Ellis
Friday May 17 – Alan Neal
Saturday May 18 – 7:30 – Margo MacDonald
9:30 – Michael Mancini
Tuesday May 21 – Charles McFarland
Wednesday May 22 – Joël Beddows
Thursday May 23 – Beverley Wolfe
Friday May 24 – Geoff McBride
Saturday May 25 – 7:30 – Kate Smith
9:30 – Richard Gélinas