No rehearsal. No director. One actor. A script in a sealed envelope. Theater stripped to its essential elements in a no-net night of unexpected comedy and shared discovery.

Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play to travel the world in his place. Since its award-winning premiere at the Edinburgh Festival it has been translated into more than 30 different languages and performed over 3,000 times. At each incredibly unique performance, a different actor – one who has never before seen or read the play – brings the voice of the absent playwright to life, challenging audiences to question whose stories get told and what happens when we are fully present together.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit was originally produced by Volcano Theatre in association with Necessary Angel and Wolfgang Hoffmann. Dramaturgy by Daniel Brooks and Ross Manson

“...playful, enigmatic and haunting…” – The New York Times

Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a punch in the air for self-expression; a testament to the power of words to transcend cultures and borders. You have to be there.” – New Zealand Herald


Sunday, October 15, 2023 3:00PM – Kid-Care Performance* – The Umbrella is pleased to offer our Kid-Care Show Program, giving parents and caregivers an opportunity to attend select performances while their child(ren) engage in art activities inspired by the production. This program aims to provide better access to arts and culture events and create a shared experience opportunity for families. Spaces are limited and can be reserved alongside ticket purchases.

NEW! #DinnerAndAShow Thursday Night Out Packages!
Thursdays in Concord are now a fun and easy entertainment Date Night thanks to optional pre-show dinners here at The Umbrella provided by Nosh restaurant and the Concord Market! Coming straight from work? Park free at The Umbrella, then take a load off and enjoy a delicious catered dinner, pick up beverage at concessions, and explore our free art galleries at your ease until it’s time for curtain! Vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options are available for purchase alongside regular online ticketing, up until Noon on the Wednesday before the show.


Invited performers feature and exciting range of actors and community leaders including Mass Cultural Council Executive Director Michael Bobbitt; award-winning playwright and actress Melinda Lopez; Boston, Broadway, and cabaret favorite Mary Callanan; acclaimed author of the Wicked series of books Gregory Maguire; and more. The complete line-up will be announced shortly! 

10/5 – Melinda Lopez*

10/7 – Robert Saoud*

10/13 – Gregory Maguire

10/15 – Mary Callanan*

10/19 – Anthony Pires, Jr.*

10/21 – Michelle Aguillon

10/27 – Ilyse Robbins*

10/29 – Jude Torres*

11/2 – Aimee Doherty*

11/9 – Michael Bobbitt

11/11 – Tony Massaroti


Producer: Brian Boruta

Stage Manager: Shauwna Dias Grillo*