That's exactly the vision that writer and playwright Nassim Soleimanpour had for his 'theatrical experiment' White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. Not being able to leave his home country of Iran after refusing to do military service and having his passport cancelled, Soleimanpour used isolation to his advantage by writing an original, deceptive and lightly comedic script that aimed to challenge its audience's way of thinking.
However, unlike general theatrical performances, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit needs no preparation, rehearsals or fixed character- just one actor who is willing to step into the unknown. With a new actor performing every night - having never read the script and being banned from doing any research - he or she is expected to perform the script as a monologue whilst sharing the story with the audience as it is played out.
Receiving global rave reviews from Inpress Magazine, Herald Sun and San Francisco Chronicle, Soleimanpour has created a new way of theatre that is bound to engage and shock both its audience and cast as it is delivered straight and cold.
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is being performed by the Perth Theatre Company at the State Theatre Centre between September 2nd - 13th.