FORT WORTH — Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country. Award-winning Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour shares the experience of a whole generation — well-informed, computer-literate, and born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war — in White Rabbit Red Rabbit. First performed in 2011 and translated into 20 languages, it runs at 8 p.m. March 22-23 at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and March 24-26 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.
“With an increasingly growing population in Fort Worth —and with it, a growth in diversity— it’s critical for Amphibian Stage Productions to reflect the global demographics of our communities. Nassim Soleimanpour brings the international voice to our theatre that is often not heard,” stated Kathleen Culebro, artistic director of Amphibian.
Previously performed by actors such as Whoopi Goldberg, John Hurt, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, Kyra Sedgwick, Martin Short and George Takei, the production of White Rabbit Red Rabbit features five different cast members: Dallas-Fort Worth celebrities Christopher Blay (writer/curator/artist), Cameron Smith (music producer/musician), and Christie Vela (stage actress), as well as Hollywood stars Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead) and Sarah Clarke (Twilight, 24). Berkeley will perform March 22, and Clarke will perform March 23.
The performances at The Modern, which includes the option to purchase a ticket for an exclusive pre-show reception that will offer the opportunity to meet the actors. For details on each night’s show, go to www.amphibianstage.com/all-shows/white-rabbit-red-rabbit-nassim-soleimanpour.
Tickets to White Rabbit Red Rabbit are $25 for the performances at Amphibian; they are $40 (the $75 VIP ticket includes the pre-show reception) for the performances at The Modern. Amphibian is at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, The Modern is at 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth.