Wayne Brady and Martin Short have joined the rotating, star-studded cast for White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the innovative new play by Nassim Soleimanpour. Each night, a different actor will be handed a script to perform without the help of a director, rehearsals or a set.
Beginning March 7 at the Westside Theatre, the internationally acclaimed play will make its New York premiere playing Monday nights exclusively. Previously announced participating stars include Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Patrick Wilson, Christine Baranski, Ramin Karimloo and Cynthia Nixon.
Confirmed dates include Lane (March 7), Goldberg (March 14), Wilson (March 21), Dennehy (March 28), Brady (April 4), Birbiglia (April 11), Nixon (April 18) and Short (May 2) .
Forbidden to leave his country, Iranian playwright Soleimanpour transcribed his experience of isolation into this unique stage work. The play premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a series of awards. It has since been translated into 15 different languages and performed globally. "This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece – where no audience can see the same show twice - blends drama, comedy and social experiment," state press notes.
The show is presented by Maberry Theatricals in support of PEN International, working to promote literature and defend freedom of expression around the world. "We are thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary group of performers, and to be partnering with PEN International, on such an intriguing and provocative work," said lead producers Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy in a press statement. "Each night will bring its share of surprises. We can't wait to be surprised ourselves. Remember, no cheating! Don't google this play!"
Tickets to White Rabbit Red Rabbit are on sale via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Westside Theatre is located at 407 W. 43rd St., Manhattan.