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. More…
Nassim Soleimanpour’s last play "White Rabbit Red Rabbit" ran for more than 9 months in New York, and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, F Murray Abraham, and other celebrated actors. "Nassim" his latest exploration into imaginative storytelling that seeks to challenge traditional theatrical forms.
See it if you like a show w virtually no 4th wall. Actor & audience discover the play together. Amy Ryan did very well. Moving, but manipulative.
Don't see it if you want polish. Weak staging: Ryan's back was to me often. Worthy message is delivered slowly. Engaging, but modest entertainment.
See it if My review is about Kathy Najimy. She was awesome! So natural funny and engaging. What talent!!
Don't see it if you want a story. This is more experiential. Soleimanpour is at times very dry and mechanical.
See it if We saw it with Kathy Najimy who was hilarious and really added a lot to the show. Concept is very clever. We had fun.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play .This is more of an experience. Go when the guest is someone you are interested in & you should enjoy
See it if You enjoy spontaneous moments of theatre...controlled conversation that helps you see some beautiful life lessons on a very personal level.
Don't see it if You support The Orange Clown in the White House. This is exactly the show that you need to see but don’t bother, you won’t get it.
See it if You want to see an inventive theatrical experience. 75 minutes and a sweet message. Glad I took a chance on this one.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals or plays. This is more of a performance experience.
See it if You want a different kind of show . 2 actors, a guest actor ,someone different and the main actor who wrote it.
Don't see it if A even show. Gets gimmicky with what seems contrived audience participation. You want a good well staged performance.
See it if At its best when the actor is put on the spot trying to cope with surprises in the script. Many funny moments. Idealistic & heart-warming.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in the Farsi language. Very sweet & sentimental with no conflict. Looks only at the loving side of human nature.
See it if Partners 90% & my 80%. We lucked out with Michael Cerveris as the guest actor .A different concept re: theater Well sited in M.T.C. Stage 2
Don't see it if play centered on language and political problems for an Irani. Audience participation works for many
See it if Soleimanpour's solo-ish dramedy about his love of theatre, his nationality & his mother Success of evening hinges on the nightly guest star
Don't see it if Despite its genuine humanity, could be a little cloying & sentimental for some tastes Lisa Emery (my guest) brought a welcome realism to it
See it if you'd like to take part in a language lesson, Farsi to English & back again, taught by a different proxy for the playwright every night.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play.
See it if unique format: 2-character script projected on screen w 1 part read by actor, other part (Nassim’s) being unspoken shows power of words
Don't see it if gimmicky/simplistic; teaching audience story in Farsi, actor telephoning story 2 N's mother in Iran is not a blow vs. Iranian censorship
See it if you’re interested in making a connection with a foreign culture. Or you just want to learn some words in Farsi.
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional play with a narrative. This is highly unconventional, though relevant in our divisive times.
See it if You like new forms of theatre or have enjoyed those plays where “the actor tonight has never seen the script before”.
Don't see it if You think plays like this are hokey and lack substance. While I understood the larger meaning, it wasn’t significantly impactful.
See it if you like game shows. A performer is directed to do assorted tasks with reward accolades or punishment tomatoes, as a study in communication
Don't see it if if you are expecting a play. There is no plot, no characters, little set and lots of heavy handed theme.
See it if you enjoy very creative staging of a play. Do not expect a plot or a cast of characters. This is all about concept of communication among us
Don't see it if you want a play with a plot or a drama with great acting and dialogue. The quality of guest artist will also make a difference.
See it if you're interested in another culture & language; enjoy a unique experience; take a chance on an actor reading a script for the first time.
Don't see it if you're looking for lots of action & drama; don't like any audience participation; you prefer a traditional format; pacing can be slow.
See it if Want to see a unique idea for a play designed to unite cultures through language. It all depends on affable guest -mine was kinda perfect.
Don't see it if Want slick w bells/whistles, can't read text on a screen, don't have patience -this rolls out slow. Know what this is before buying tickets!
See it if A guest (Lisa Emery tonight) who has never seen the script interacts live with playwright Nassim. Words in Farsi and English were learned.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in experimental theatre or want a traditionally structured play.
See it if you are interested in an experimental, non-traditional play about language and family. If you are a fan of a particular guest actor.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with audience participation (it's voluntary so don't worry if that scares you). It's more of an experience than a play.
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.
See it if You like original & different plays, you like stories about different cultures & different languages or actors put in unusual situations.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional plays, do not enjoy different languages or do not like visiting actors.