NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR: WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT

Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Behaviour 2012:

Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Wed 18 - Sat 21 Apr 2012 | 7.15pm (no show on 19th) | £11/£8 (Day pass: £19/£13)

An arresting and utterly original play from a talented young Iranian dramatist, performed cold by a different actor in every show.

At 29 years old, Nassim Soleimanpour is forbidden to leave his country. Unable to travel, he turns his isolation to his advantage and writes a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor for every performance. Dissecting the experience of an entire generation and asking deceptively simple questions about the nature of live art, Soleimanpour’s script secured rave reviews from critics and audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.

The play looks at issues of obedience and manipulation, and requires a different actor for every performance.  The actor delivers the piece cold, in front of a live audience. The play requires them to know next to nothing about it.

The actor will be handed a sealed envelope in front of the audience, inside which will be the script. There will be no rehearsal, no direction, no set – just the actor and an audience.
The actor will, above all, be reading another person’s words – no characters, no costumes. Performing it will require charm, humour, and an ability to read cold with ease. The audience will, we hope, love that the actor knows no more than they do.

N.B. We can finally now reveal the performers for the run of this show:

Wed 18 April: Adura Onashile (Roadkill)
Fri 20 April: Kate Dickie (Red Road, Game of Thrones, new Alien movie Prometheus)
Sat 21 April: Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot, The Gangs Of New York, NEDS, My Name Is Joe)

Please book ASAP as we expect these performances to be very busy.

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“One the most distinctive production concepts of this year’s Fringe… truly mind-bending”
Fringe Review

Presented by Volcano (Canada) with Wolfgang Hoffmann.

Nassim Soleimanpour is the winner of the Arches Brick Award along with Tania El Khoury‘s If You Choreograph Me Maybe You Will Feel Better.

Why not make an evening of it with a Behaviour Day Pass for just £19/£13? Call 0141 565 1000 to book yours now:

Wed 18th April
7.15pm-8.15pm Gary Gardiner: Thatcher’s Children
7.15pm-8.25pm Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
9pm-10pm Kieran Hurley: Beats

Fri 20th April
5.30pm-10.30pm (every half hour) Inbetween Time Productions: Collecting Fireworks
7.15pm-8.25pm Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
7.15pm-8.15pm Gary Gardiner: Thatcher’s Children
9pm-10pm Kieran Hurley: Beats

Sat 21st April

4pm-5pm City as Cultural Site free discussion
5.30pm-10.30pm (every half hour) Inbetween Time Productions: Collecting Fireworks
5.30pm HIMP meal & performance in the Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant
7.15pm-8.25pm Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
7.15pm-8.15pm Gary Gardiner: Thatcher’s Children
9pm-10pm Kieran Hurley: Beats
Part of Behaviour 2012, the Arches’ festival of live performance. For more see HOW WE BEHAVE, the Behaviour blog documenting seven artists’ journey through the festival.