4th Wall Theatre Company Presents the Virtual Houston Premiere of “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” with Special Guest Performer, Laura Linney
4th Wall Theatre Company, Houston’s home for extraordinary performances up close, is proud to present the daring virtual Houston premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s international theatre phenomenon WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT.
Described by The New York Times as a “playful, enigmatic, and haunting show,” the play begins when an actor receives the script in a sealed envelope for the first time live on Zoom.
With no rehearsal, no director, and a different actor each night, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT delivers both audience and actor a thrilling and unpredictable theatre adventure. 4th Wall Theatre has assembled a star-studded lineup of nine performers from the Juilliard Group #19 – including special performances from Emmy Award-winner and multiple Tony and Academy Award-nominee Laura Linney, television and film actor Jake Weber, and Houston’s own Philip Lehl.
“I am thrilled to be able to produce and act in this virtual incarnation of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT,” remarked 4th Wall Artistic Director Philip Lehl, “and I am beyond excited for this chance to bring together my classmates from Juilliard! Our careers have taken us all in different directions, but Mr. Soleimanpour’s brilliant virtual adaptation has given us the opportunity to reunite through a singular, once-in-a-lifetime performance challenge.”
When Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour first wrote the piece in 2010, it represented his path to freedom. As a conscientious objector when military service was mandated for all Iranian men, Soleimanpour was not allowed to leave his country, so he built a unique theatrical machine that could travel the world for him.
Since its onstage premiere in 2011, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIThas been translated into more than 25 different languages and performed over 2,000 times all around the world by some of the biggest names in theatre and film including Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, and Alan Cumming, just to name a few.
A decade since its publication, Soleimanpour once again found himself isolated as the COVID-19 pandemic raged worldwide, and so he set to adapt WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to be performed virtually via Zoom. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT will be presented live on Zoom from April 22 through May 2.
For more information about ticketing and availability for each performer, please visit 4th Wall Theatre Company’s website at 4thwalltheatreco.com or follow @4thwallhouston on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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