E2: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Saturday November 9 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Saturday March 14 7:30 to 9:00 pm

The E2 Series returns to The Griff and its Fringe Fest roots! Enjoy the small club atmosphere for an up close artistic experience enjoyed with a beer or wine in our cabaret style setting. 

Trail & District Arts Council, in association with Aurora Nova, presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour.

Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?

With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed “White Rabbit Red Rabbit”, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre. 

Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place. The audience joins each different performer on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately where theatre can take you. Since its premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, and Ken Loach.

Between 50-90 mins. Recommended for audiences 12+ 

The November 9 show will be performed by Bessie Wapp, who is a musician, theatre artist, educator, and Nelson Cultural Ambassador (2015). Based in Vancouver for 20+ years, she created & performed new work with some of Western Canada's most innovative groups (Mortal Coil & Zeellia), and performed in such venues as the Lincoln Centre (NYC) and the Festival D’ete (Montreal), until returning to Nelson in 2006 to create, perform & direct original theatre, compose music, and perform in concerts.Performance in The Muriel Griffiths Room. General admission seating. 7:30 pm

The March 14 show will be performed by Lucas Myers, who has performed in many of the major theatres across Canada, as well as touring internationally. He studied physical theatre and collaborative creation with The SITI Company (New York) and Boca del Lupo Theatre (Vancouver). In 2007, he returned to Nelson and formed PilotcoPilot Theatre. In 2013, he was appointed as Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador in recognition for his achievements in Theatre Arts. 

Experiments in Entertainment (E2) Series Pass - All 4 shows only $70 ** Pass holders have a choice of the Friday with Lucas Myers or the Saturday show with Bessie Wapp.

Don't miss out on this great deal. These shows sell out fast! ** Call or drop into the Box Office to get your season pass. Call 250-368-9669.

Regular Admission $24 at the door / $22 in advance (if tickets remain)

Sponsored by Trail Beer Refinery

2019-20 E2 Series also includes: Ric Scott & Nico Rhodes - Oct. 18, Travis Bernhardt's Unscriptured - Jan. 17,  and Chase Padgett's Nashville Hurricane - Feb. 7.


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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail