White Rabbit Red Rabbit: W/ Lucas Myers Friday November 8 2019 at 7:30 PM
Friday November 8 2019 at 7:30 PM
Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?
With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed “White Rabbit Red Rabbit”, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place. The audience joins each different performer on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately where theatre can take you. Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and has been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke and Ken Loach.
Note: This play is NOT overtly political and should not be portrayed as such. It operates on a deeper, metaphoric level, and very expressly avoids overt political comment. All media and press agents must keep in mind that the playwright is an Iranian native. We therefore ask the press to be judicious in their reportage. Recommended for audiences 12+
Runtime: Between 50-90 minutes
The November 8th show will be performed by Lucas Myers.
Since graduating from the National Theatre School in 1998 Lucas has performed in many of the major theatres across Canada as well as touring internationally to the US, England, France, Switzerland, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and Brunei. He has created and performed in many new plays as a member of the Victoria-based independent theatre company TheatreSKAM and studied physical theatre and collaborative creation with The SITI Company in New York and Boca del Lupo Theatre in Vancouver. In 2007 he returned to Nelson, BC to raise a family and form PilotcoPilot Theatre with a mandate to create work which is accessible, thought provoking, and highly theatrical to attract a new generation of theatregoers. He also performs as a post-modern Vaudeville duo, The Amazing and Impermeable Cromoli Brothers, which won the Best Comedy Award at the New Zealand International Theater Festival. In 2013 he was appointed as Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador in recognition for his achievements in Theatre Arts.
Performance in The Muriel Griffiths Room. General admission seating. 7:30 pm
Experiments in Entertainment (E2) Series Pass - All 4 shows only $70 ** Don't miss out on this great deal. These shows sell out fast! ** Call or drop into the Box Office to get your season pass. Call 250-368-9669. Season passes not available online. Regular Admission $24 at the door / $22 in advance (if tickets remain)
2019-20 E2 Series includes: Ric Scott & Nico Rhodes, White Rabbit Red Rabbit (choose from 2 show dates), Travis Bernhardt's Unscriptured, Chase Padgett's Nashville Hurricane
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Muriel Griffiths Room
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.