Auckland theatre-makers unite in global solidarity for the performing arts sector.
On March 13 - the first anniversary of the thousands of Covid-19-related worldwide theatre closures - the internationally acclaimed play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be staged by theatre companies around the world to raise awareness of performers, technicians, and the wider performing arts sector’s global struggles since the beginning of the pandemic.
Since its first performance in 2011 White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, by Nassim Soleimanpour, has become one of the most widely performed plays in the world, translated into 30 languages and performed by more than a thousand different actors including Whoopi Goldberg, Dominic West, and John Hurt.
Auckland Live and Silo Theatre in association with Aurora Nova Productions will unite when the formidable Nicola Kāwana (UPU, Ahikāroa) performs White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with no rehearsal and no director. As she takes to the stage, Kāwana and audiences will together discover the thrill of Soleimanpour’s extraordinary writing.
Silo Theatre staged the production in 2013 for a sold-out season, and Kāwana’s performance in March will be the first to launch the global act of solidarity.
The March 13 performance will raise funds for the 2021 Auckland Fringe Festival artists who recently had shows impacted by Covid-19.
‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is mesmerising to be a part of. It’s an experience well worth having. Go.’ – Theatreview
‘Soleimanpour’s elliptical play keeps taking odd, unexpected turns that often lead us back to the relief of laughter’ – The New York Times
A co-production by Silo Theatre and Auckland Live, in association with Aurora Nova Productions.
Saturday 13 March, 8PM
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
Tickets on GP sale: Friday 26 February