White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Ithaca Festival
The Ithaca Commons during Ithaca Festival! (Center Ithaca & Cinemapolis)
Ithaca, NY
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White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Ithaca Festival

Saturday June 4th @ 6pm at CENTER ITHACA (171 E. State St. #119 - Acting Out NY)
Sunday June 5th @ 5pm at CINEMAPOLIS  (120 E. Green St.)

Tickets: $15.

$10 discount tickets are available for Sundays Cinemapolis show for anyone wearing an official 2016 Ithaca Festival button! (Buy your discounted ticket, then show your festival button at the door when you get to Cinemapolis. No time to buy a button in advance? Buy one at the door!)

Seating is very limited; reservations are recommended. Appropriate for ages 14 and up.


Imagine being 29 years old and trapped inside your country. Iranian Nassim Soleimanpour is a conscientious objector who refused to take part in mandatory military service and was denied a passport. In White Rabbit Red Rabbit he dissects the experience of an entire generation born amid the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.

Soleimanpour turns his isolation to his advantage with a wild, utterly original play, an absurdist adventure blending comedy and drama. No director and no set: each performance features a different actor who sees the script for the first time while stepping onstage. Now, during Ithaca Festival 2016, The Cherry Arts presents two of Ithaca's finest professional actors taking the plunge.

2 performances, 2 actors, 2 locations on The Commons!

Saturday June 4th at 6 PM in CENTER ITHACA  
ACTOR: Dean Robinson*

Sunday June 5th at 5 PM at CINEMAPOLIS
ACTOR: Darcy Rose

(*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: www.TheCherry.org


International responses to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT include:

Playful, enigmatic, and haunting
New York Times

Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a punch in the air for self-expression; a testament to the power of words to transcend cultures and borders. You have to be there.
New Zealand Herald

An absurdist adventure which sits on the boundary of comedy and drama a thoughtful, playful response to oppression.
The Guardian

One of the most fascinating shows on a local stage right now The metaphor Soleimanpour extracts from this frisky exercise speaks volumes about how we behave individually and as groups, inside the theater and out.
Washington Post


The Cherry Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit theatre company devoted to providing Ithaca and surrounding area audiences with theatre experiences that are radically local, radically international, and formally innovative; and to creating works over long periods of time, developed by an ensemble of professional theatre artists who are based in Ithaca.


The Ithaca Commons during Ithaca Festival! (Center Ithaca & Cinemapolis) (View)
The Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Cherry Arts
On BPT Since: Aug 21, 2015
The Cherry Arts, Inc.