Performances begin December 6 at New York City Center for the U.S. premiere of Nassim by White Rabbit, Red Rabbit playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. In a similar fashion to his earlier his show, Nassim welcomes a rotating cast of guest actors to perform the play directly after lifting it out of a sealed envelope—onstage.
The lineup of performers for Nassim currently includes Michael Urie, Cush Jumbo, Tracy Letts, Brad Oscar, Jennifer Lim, Scott Adsit, Kate Arrington, Jessie Austrian, Reed Birney, Ewen Bremner, Michael Chernus, Linda Emond, Peter Grosz, Andy Grotelueschen, Geraldine Hughes, Ken Marks, Tedra Millan, Martin Moran, Sally Murphy, Annie Parisse, Armando Riesco, and Michael Shannon.
The production will officially open December 12, with additional casting to be announced. Omar Elerian directs.
According to producers, “Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times.” The play was a commission of the Bush Theatre in London, where it had its 2017 world premiere.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit was performed by a rotating cast of artists who performed the play only moments after being handed the script on their opening night. The play ran for more than nine months in New York and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Bobby Cannavale, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, Urie, and other actors.
The American premiere of Nassim is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Barrow Street Theatricals.
Tickets are on sale at nycitycenter.org.