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Toronto: Richard Lee will perform Iranian play “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” on March 13

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Let There Be Theatre: A Call To Action on March 13.

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.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is being performed worldwide on March 13, 2021 as part of Let There Be Theatre to commemorate the day most theatres in Toronto and around the world shut due to COVID restrictions. We are honoured to join this extraordinary global movement, a celebration of hope and inspiration during this time of uncertainty and isolation.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is produced by Aurora Nova. 

Tickets are pay-what-you-want. All proceeds from tonight's event will benefit The AFC - The lifeline for Canada's entertainment industry.

Tonight's performer: Richard Lee

Richard Lee is an award winning actor, fight director, sound designer and theatre producer. His work has garnered him multiple Dora Mavor Moore nominations out of which he has received three. His play Monday Nights (an interactive and immersive basketball show), was recently toured to PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, after a successful run at Toronto’s Luminato Festival. Richard is an advocate of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the arts and works tireless for a better more thoughtful tomorrow.

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