White Rabbit Red Rabbit Presented by ArtsEmerson Written by Nassim Soleimanpour/Iran Performance viewed on Dec. 7, 7:30 PM Dec. 7 – 12, 2021 Virtual Performance via Zoom Program playbill ArtsEmerson on Facebook
ArtsEmerson Age Recommendation: 14+. We understand that certain types of content could trigger past traumatic experiences for some viewers. Please be aware that this production contains scenes discussing suicide.
ArtsEmerson Accessibility: White Rabbit Red Rabbit will feature live captions throughout the performance.
Review by Kitty Drexel
ZOOM — White Rabbit Red Rabbit is not a production to be enjoyed. It is to be endured. It behooves everyone with the means to watch to endure White Rabbit Red Rabbit.Continue reading →
(Boston, MA) The opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories is based on Iranian author Salman Rushdie’s magical realism novel of the same title. This cast has an awful lot of white people in it for an allegorical opera set in the subcontinent of imaginary India. What an opera set in India about fictional Indians and their nonhuman, non-colonizer friends demands is actual Indians. Asian erasure is unacceptable in an art form bursting at the seams with underpaid, overeager POC* artists. Such casting means that disappointed POC audience members leave at intermission just like the lovely couple next to me quietly did on Saturday night. Opera is killing itself by failing to include the very people it seeks to serve with such casting decisions. Continue reading →