Nassim NYC Reviews and Tickets

(170 Reviews)
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Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Funny

About the Show

Nassim ("White Rabbit Red Rabbit") explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times. No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. Oh, and some surprises.

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167 Reviews | 51 Followers
Must see, Refreshing, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You are human. This is one of those experiences that remind me why I live in New York and how important theater is.

Don't see it if You aren’t human. I mean. Yeah. That’s the only reason not to. And it’s only running a few more performances.

80 Reviews | 9 Followers
Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You treasure unique theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if You only enjoy traditional plays with characters and a 4th wall. Read more

126 Reviews | 18 Followers
Refreshing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a different view of people from Iran. If you would like to see their humor and their love for their mother and country.

Don't see it if If you like a conventional play with an arc or you dont like out of the box theatre with audience participation

555 Reviews | 85 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like creative, quirky stories.This is a gem.I cannot recommend it highly enough.Absolutely delightful,moving,funny and fun. GO!

Don't see it if you want a big brassy musical or feel that the Muslim ban was a good thing. Actually if you are a Trumpite-go see this and rethink your pov.

132 Reviews | 12 Followers
Moving, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A surprisingly moving two people show where the “star” has no idea what they will be doing. It’s an amazingly special show.

Don't see it if Don’t want to cry. If you don’t like the guest star...or the writer. Just go see it.

79 Reviews | 18 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Profound, Must see, Lovely

See it if you want a moving and truly unique theatrical experience about language and storytelling that cannot and will not ever be replicated again.

Don't see it if you're looking for a more traditional narrative-driven play and are averse to anything interactive. Read more

70 Reviews | 10 Followers
Refreshing, Riveting, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a totally different experience and you want to witness human connection at it's most unique

Don't see it if You want a "traditional show." Don't enjoy interactive theater.

60 Reviews | 9 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you want something different. The play kind of floats on along on these cutesy jokes that build toward endearing and provocative moments

Don't see it if you want a traditional play or one that starts right away. This is a slow burn.

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
December 14th, 2018

“Soleimanpour first came to NY a couple of years ago with ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’...There’s some similar back patting in ‘Nassim,’ but this work is smaller and gentler and a lot more moving for it...Yes, ‘Nassim’ is manipulative. And no, it doesn’t quite play fair. But this time, Soleimanpour is threatening the actors with friendship, not death...A play about displacement...His new play speaks, at times eloquently, of trying to live and work in a place and with a language not your own.”
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Time Out New York
December 12th, 2018

"To some degree, the tenor of the show will depend on the guest actor you see...And I imagine there will be a somewhat larkish aspect to all of the guest performances, since the actors have signed up for a one-night stand. Soleimanpour’s dark sadness, on the other hand, is there every time. The show can be sweet, sometimes almost too sweet, but it’s like the sugar cube in the tea. In the moment that the cute part dissolves, you taste the bitterness beneath."
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 12th, 2018

"Uneven, but at its best the evening is as exhilarating for the audience as it surely must be for the guest performers...'Nassim' is perhaps too slight; it runs 75 minutes and feels insubstantial. There's also an inevitable gimmicky aspect to the proceedings that sometimes crosses over into cutesiness. But the touching and funny. It also proves relatable despite its very personal aspects."
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December 12th, 2018

"Warm and inviting...Most of the audience-participation gambits are in keeping with the creator's broader aim to foster a dialogue between two different languages and cultures. It's that ultimate goal...that gives 'Nassim' a poignancy that goes beyond the pleasantly playful surface...It's possible to find Soleimanpour's idealism overly sentimental...Still, maybe a dash of utopianism...has its place in a time as dispiritingly divisive as the one we're in right now."
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Talkin' Broadway
December 12th, 2018

"The play is rather thin, and it becomes somewhat treacly as the playwright talks mawkishly about 'new friends'...As an autobiographical play, we learn very little about the subject's life and work. Along the way, though, the play offers a number of surprises...Most interestingly, the play hints at the limits of communication and overcoming obstacles in translation...If 'Nassim' lacks the dark undertones of 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit,' there is a sense of aching longing just under the surface."
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December 25th, 2018

"Directed by Omar Elerian, who staged the world premiere at London's Bush Theatre, even at 75 minutes the play seems a bit on the light side as not a great deal happens though different performers may react differently with different audiences and its charm may not work on all theatergoers. Nevertheless, 'Nassim' is a unique evening in the theater for those who give themselves up to the experience."
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Theater Pizzazz
December 12th, 2018

"Few people in the world truly understand the powers and perils of language - to connect, to divide, to speak love, spew hate, make us laugh, produce tears - than a playwright. And few playwrights have the same depth of understanding as Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian author who has never seen one of his works performed in his own country or in his native language, Farsi. Well, until now."
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December 14th, 2018

“Soleimanpour's play demands that an actor have a quick wit, and the ability to be totally in the moment no matter what transpires on stage...’Nassim’ largely relies on a guest actor's voice to project authority and shape the meaning of the work...Soleimanpour has tucked some curve balls into his script. The play has two acts and is essentially a brief history of the playwright's life...Whereas the whole performance is entertaining...the conceit wears a bit thin.”
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