Lapin blanc, lapin rouge

An actor stands on stage. He has just opened an envelope. He has never read the play that is in the envelope and has no idea what is coming. Naturally, he is a little nervous. The first page of the script contains a list of fourteen precise instructions written by an Iranian author name Nassim. Nassim has refused to do his military service, and for that reason his passport has been taken away. Unable to leave his country, he wrote this play to travel the world. Tonight, he is speaking to you, through the body and the voice of this intrepid actor.

Each night a different actor gives himself over to this strange experience imagined by the author, pulling you with him into the limits of truth and the freedom of one’s conscience. Unpredictable and unforgettable, Lapin blanc, lapin rouge is a powerful testament to the power of words, able to transcend borders and cultures, with or without a passport.


Production Théâtre la Seizième
Text Nassim Soleimanpour
Translation Paul Lefebvre
Artistic Direction Craig Holzschuh
Cast Denis Bernard, Lyne Barnabé, Cory Haas, France Perras, Marie Villeneuve


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