White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Approximate running time: 2 hours
168 West 500 North
Salt Lake City UT 84103
White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour
March 13, 2024
Westminster University Theatre and the University of Utah College of Cultural and Social Transformation are co-producing White Rabbit Red Rabbit along with Aurora Nova at Salt Lake Acting Company, March 13th at 7pm.
Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, forbidden to leave his home country of Iran, wrote this original play about his generation and their experience, to get his voice out into the world.
A reader is given the script at the beginning of the performance. They turn the first page and begin the play, having never read, heard, or seen it before.Each year, White Rabbit Red Rabbit is performed by theatres around the world to commemorate March 13th, 2020, the day we entered quarantine as a society together. This year, in addition to the SLC performance, the show will be staged in countries ranging from the UK, Armenia, Singapore and Ukraine to name a few. The play, which pushes the boundaries of vulnerability, power, and compliance, premiered in 2011 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and it has been translated into 300 languages since then.
The reader for this year’s Salt Lake City production of the play will be a surprise community member to be announced shortly. Refreshments will be served, and a talkback panel will be hosted after the performance.
Salt Lake Acting Company's Making Space for Artists Program was inspired by SLAC's spirit of collaboration and commitment to being a resource to our community. Through this program, artists are given access to SLAC's historic building, the use of two theatre spaces, technical equipment, and ticketing services.
Approximate running time: 120 minutes