A different actor reads the script cold
for the first time at each performance.
“playful, enigmatic and haunting”
— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Nassim Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place. He dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play that has been awarded the Dublin Fringe Festival Best New Performance, Summerworks Outstanding New Performance Text Award and The Arches Brick Award from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Since its premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 30 different languages and has been performed over 3,000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Richard Thomas, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, and Martin Short.
The production features new NHTC members Jenny Schuck and Marty Tucker, as well as founding members George Kulp and Steve Scarpa, and longtime members Deena Nicol-Blifford and Trevor Williams.
Note: All media and press agents have to keep in mind that the playwright lives in Iran. 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. We therefore ask the press to be judicious in their reportage.
Meet the Cast and Pick Your Night
for White Rabbit Red Rabbit!
Thursday, May 11 - Marty Tucker
Marty joined NHTC at the beginning of the 2022-23 season! You last saw him as Jon in Marjorie Prime, pictured here, during our 2018-19 season. He also appeared in Talk Radio and Incident at Vichy.
Jenny also joined us in 2022-23! You will remember her as Chris Gorman in Rumors, at left. Jenny also directed our first production this year, Going to a Place Where You Already Are.
Saturday, May 13 - Steve Scarpa
Steve is a founding member of the New Haven Theater Company and has appeared in and directed numerous productions, including Our Town (Director) and seen here as Charlie Fox in Speed the Plow.
Thursday, May 18 - Deena Nicol-Blifford (Sold Out!)
Deena became a company member in 2013 and you saw her this season in Going to a Place... and as Claire in Proof, pictured here. She has also directed numerous productions including The Seafarer.
Friday May 19 - Trevor Williams
Trevor joined us in 2015. NHTC fans will remember him onstage as Bo Decker in Bus Stop and as McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but Trevor also directed Marjorie Prime and Last Romance.
Saturday, May 20 - George Kulp
George is a founding member of NHTC. He directed Bus Stop, Rumors and Cuckoo's Nest. You've seen him onstage as Robert in Proof, here as Mr. Lockhart, a.k.a. the Devil, in The Seafarer, and in many other roles.
Join us at the NHTC Stage at the English Building Market, 839 Chapel Street, New Haven
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New Haven Theater Company: Melissa Andersen, Ralph Buonocore, Sara Courtemanche, Drew Gray, Erich Greene, George Kulp, Susan Kulp, Margaret Mann, Deena Nicol-Blifford, Sandra Rodriguez, Steve Scarpa, Jenny Schuck, J. Kevin Smith, Aleta Staton, John Strano, Marty Tucker, John Watson, Jodi Williams, and Trevor Williams
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New Haven, CT 06520-1647