Mon, Mar 13|
TAP Centre for Creativity
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Two performances: 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 students Recommended for audiences 12+ | Runtime 50-90 minutes
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada
About The Event
Leap of Fate in association with Aurora Nova presents
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen? With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place. The audience joins each different performer on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately where theatre can take you. Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and has been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke and Ken Loach.
Note: This play is NOT overtly political, and should not be portrayed as such. It operates on a deeper, metaphoric level, and very expressly avoids overt political comment. All media and press agents have to keep in mind that the playwright is an Iranian native. We therefore ask the press to be judicious in their reportage.
Emm Gryner is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and best-selling author. Emm sang and played keyboards in David Bowie’s band, and appears on numerous recordings, including his landmark 1999 SNL appearance, Bowie at The Beeb and Toy. Bowie’s acclaimed Glastonbury 2000 documents her performance in front of more than 100,000 fans at Worthy Farm. With her own band, she shared arena stages with Def Leppard, and she also helped bring the first music video recorded in outer space to the world. Her book, “The Healing Power of Singing: Raise Your Voice, Change Your Life (What Touring With David Bowie, Single Parenting and Ditching The Music Business Taught Me in 25 Easy Steps” (ECW Press) released in 2021 became an Amazon bestseller.
Detroit radio formed the soundtrack of Emm’s life and career and her forthcoming record is a celebration of that music. From Motown, jazz and pop, to Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers, Business & Pleasure is infused with the sunshine soul and stellar playing of the late 70s and early 80s. These songs, written with poet Michael Holmes, and recorded with drummer Shannon Forrest (Toto), keyboardist Pat Coil (Michael McDonald), singer Catherine Russell (Steely Dan), and guitarists Tom Bukovac (Taylor Swift) and Pat Buchanan (Hall & Oates, Dolly Parton), embody a take on yacht rock that sails deep into the 2020s and introduce the world to a bold new character: a powerful woman whose passion, presence, conviction, humor and grace serves to unite the world in music, joy and love, once again.
Tyler Lionel Parr is a Toronto based actor, director, writer and filmmaker. He has spent the last 30+ years performing on stage and 19 years in film and Television. He has written, produced, directed and performed in two professional short films (Dragonfly and Ironied). Both have screened at Festival De Cannes and have gone on to screen in over 30 festivals worldwide; picked up 11 ‘Best Of’ awards internationally and has had over 1.2 million views on Omeleto.
Tyler won the Brian Linehan - Best Actor Award for the National Screen Institute of Canada and Best Actor Award for the Open World Toronto Film Festival for his roles in Ironied. Tyler has been awarded the Brickenden Best Actor Award for his role as RJ in George F. Walker's Problem Child, picked up Best Actor for the Victoria BC 2004 Film Slam, and Best Actor
Nomination/Brickenden's Best Production Award for Daniel McIvor's Never Swim Alone.
Peter Janes is an occasional theatre producer and director (Leap of Fate Theatre), and a former board member of the London Fringe Theatre Festival and the Brickenden Awards. Since 2008 he has been the editor, primary researcher, and developer of theatreinlondon.ca
Proceeds from ticket sales will support theatre revitalization at TAP.
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7pm Performance: Emm GrynerPriceFrom $18.00 to $20.00Sale ended
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9 pm Performance: Tyler ParrPriceFrom $18.00 to $20.00Sale ended