BWW Previews: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT at Baltimore Center Stage Promises Surprises for Audiences and Actors Alike
It's not often you have the chance to preview a show that's shrouded in such mystery, that even the cast doesn't know the full story. But that's exactly what happened in the case of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT. This solo play written by Nassim Soleimanpour, follows a simple, yet possibly terrifying formula. A different actor is scheduled to perform each evening. That actor is finally given the script the moment the curtain rises. They have no idea of the plot or the story until they're standing in front of an audience. Fittingly, most of the audience isn't sure what the show is about either.
In a rare theatre occurrence, it seems that audiences who have seen the show have been keeping the secret fairly well. I've even searched online for a few spoilers and most reviewers refuse to spill the beans. That in and of itself is a surprise which makes the show that much more intriguing.
Luckily, Baltimore theatre-goers will be treated to this intriguing and surprising experience thanks to Center Stage who is currently producing the work. Center Stage has always been a jewel in the Baltimore Arts Scene, and the producers have been able to assemble an impressive roster of actors to take part in this experience. Activists, actors and Baltimore dignitaries are all lined up to ride the roller coaster that is WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT. With a cast of characters such as these, any performance is guaranteed to be memorable. Such a new experience in theater is always a gamble, yet based on the buzz the show is receiving in the Baltimore Arts community, I'd say it was a gamble worth taking.
Schedule for the coming week:
Sun, Dec 17 at 7:30 pm: Rosiland Cauthen
Theatre Department Head at Baltimore School for the Arts
Mon, Dec 18 at 8:00 pm JUST ANNOUNCED: Stephanie Rawlings Blake
Former Baltimore City Mayor
Tue, Dec 19 at 8 pm: Lisa Lampanelli
Comedian/Actress/Playwright (HBO Comedy Special, Tonight Show, The Howard Stern Show)
Wed, Dec 20 at 8 pm: Jonathan Palevsky
Radio Host (WBJC, Cinema Sundays)
Thu, Dec 21 at 7 pm: Carrie Preston Benefit Night! All tickets $75
Actress (Emmy Award winner, The Good Wife; True Blood)
Fri, Dec 22 at 8 pm JUST ANNOUNCED: Kevin Kilner
Actor (House of Cards, One Tree Hill, Smart House, BCS: An Enemy of the People)
Sat, Dec 23 at 8 pm: Tracie Thoms
Actress (The Devil Wears Prada, Rent, BCS: A Raisin in the Sun)