NEWS: “Theatre Entertainment Meets Social Experiment” - WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Comes to Kingsbury Hall




Sheri Jardine

Communications Manager, UtahPresents



“Theatre Entertainment Meets Social Experiment” - WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Comes to Kingsbury Hall


Salt Lake City, UT – Oct 10, 2017 – As part of the UtahPresents 2017-18 Season, eight local readers will perform Nasim Soleimanpour’s WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, described as “theater entertainment meets social experiment” at Kingsbury Hall, running from November 4 to December 2. Tickets are $20 for the general public, with a $5 ticket for U of U students and a $10 ticket for all other students, and are available at or by calling 801-581-7100.

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT has been called a play. But it’s a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting an audience. Each evening, the script will be read by a different performer, who has only received it one hour prior to showtime.

For the performances at Kingsbury Hall, the list of readers is:

November 4 – Bill Allred, x96 Radio From Hell
November 9 – Mckayli Abbe, U of U student (Psychology major)
November 10 – Sylvia Torti, Dean, Honors College
November 11 – Jorge Rojas, Artist, Dir. of Education & Engagement, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
November 16 – Mark Macey, U of U student (Theatre Studies major)
November 17 – Deena Marie Manzanares, Actress
December 1 – Theresa Martinez, Associate Professor, Sociology
December 2 – Derek Kitchen, Salt Lake City Council

"A playful, enigmatic and haunting show that takes on a gravity that prickles your skin, and keeps taking unexpected turns that often lead us back to the relief of laughter. Any worthy theatrical experience is a dive down into a rabbit hole, where the destination is unknown. The distinction of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is that the performer moves right alongside us on the journey."   Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"A dazzling, transcendent piece of alive-and-kicking theater...I experienced a play that no one in the world will ever experience again... the whole building felt like it was living and breathing."
Entertainment Weekly, Critics Grade: A

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