In two special nights at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the play features Hollywood stars Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead) on March 22 and Sarah Clarke (24, Twilight) on March 23. Each night will have an exclusive pre-show reception (for VIP ticket holders) in the Café Modern where you can meet the actor before they embark on what The Hollywood Reporter called “a theatrical high-wire act.”
ABOUT THE PLAY
Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country. Award-winning Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distills the experience of a whole generation—well-informed, computer-literate, and born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war—in a wild, utterly unique play. He turns his isolation to his own advantage with a script that is written to travel the world when he couldn’t; since its premiere in 2011, it has been performed over 1000 times and translated into 20 languages.
To bring to life what it feels like to be restrained, Soleimanpour gives the following instruction to the actor: Do not see or read the play beforehand. Learn nothing about it. Therefore, it’s imperative that there be a different actor for every performance. Receiving the script in a sealed envelope for the first time onstage, the actor embarks on an adventurous journey, along with the audience, where anything can happen.
Previously performed by actors such as Whoopi Goldberg, John Hurt, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, Kyra Sedgwick, Martin Short, and George Takei, Amphibian Stage Production’s 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).
Thursday, March 23 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Auditorium
3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107