White Rabbit Red Rabbit (Shoot the Moon Theater Company)

September 20, 2019 to September 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

119 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301


White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an internationally acclaimed one-person play by Nassim Soleimanpour with very rigid guidelines for how it can be performed. The first being that the actor is not allowed to read the script until they open the sealed copy waiting for them on stage.

What’s more, the same actor is not allowed to perform the piece more than once. Thus, the one-person show will be performed on four nights by four actors with local ties:

Rebecca Waxman on Friday, September 20
Robert Kramsky on Saturday, September 21
Evan O’Sullivan on Friday, September 27
Marilyn Tullgren on Saturday, September 28.

All show times are 7:30 p.m.

The New York Times called White Rabbit Red Rabbit a “playful, enigmatic and haunting solo show” when it ran off-Broadway. Performers who took on the text during that 2016 run included Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Wilson, Brian Dennehy, Cynthia Nixon, George Takei, Rachel Dratch and Alan Cumming.

The Iranian playwright Soleimanpour conceived White Rabbit Red Rabbit when he was forbidden to leave his native country. Press materials are careful to point out that his intention for the work is more metaphorical than political, with the goal being “a work about contemporary Iran” and its “generation of computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.”

Shoot The Moon is offering a special $35 ticket price to attend all four performance nights. Tickets for individual shows will be $15. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.shootthemoontheater.com.

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