Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon to Perform in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art

News   Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon to Perform in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Michael Shannon will perform in the absurdist play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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The piece, written by Nassim Soleimanpour, will run Nov. 3-9 as a co-production with the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Here's how the play is described, according to the Chicago Sun-Times: "Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, a conscientious objector who refused mandatory military service, was forbidden to leave his country. In White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, he turned his isolation into a wild, original play that blends comedy and drama, requiring no director or set. Each performance will feature a different notable Chicago theatre personality, who will receive the script just prior to going onstage."

Shannon recently completed a run of Simpatico at A Red Orchard Theatre, which he helped to found. He has also worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Northlight Theatre Company. Shannon made his Broadway debut in Grace in 2012, and the Academy Award nominee's film work includes "Bug," "Revolutionary Road," "The Iceman" and "Man of Steel." He has also appeared in "Boardwalk Empire."

"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" features a different performer each night. It has yet to be announced what night Shannon will perform or which other actors will be featured.

More information can be found by visiting chicagohumanities.org

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