Epic Theatre presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbitt, by Nassim Soleimanpour
Epic Theatre is presenting a theatrical high-wire act. Here’s the set-up: “An actor walks onstage in front of an audience. He or she is handed a sealed envelope that contains a script. This will be the first time the actor has seen the script. Their first time reading it will be the first and last time they’ll perform it in front of an audience. They will receive no direction or have any rehearsal. They’ll simply dive headfirst into the story of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour. These are the terms a theater must agree to in order to present the play.” (We can shed a little parenthetical light on the project: the playwright’s blog says, “Imagine being 29 and unable to leave your country. Iranian Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.”) Joanne Fayan will make the dramatic leap into the unknown at the Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Sq, Cranston, at 8 pm | $15, $12 students | EpicTheatreRI.org
"In order to produce the show, the theater company has to agree that the actor performing the piece will only perform it once. They will not be directed or have rehearsals. The first time they see the script will be in front of an audience when it's r3emoved from a sealed envelope"