When Creative Producer Di Wills participated in the HoneyPot program at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March, she was in the audience for White Rabbit Red Rabbit and knew that the show could work in Bundaberg.
Written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soliemanpour, the play has been performed worldwide and translated into 15 languages. It is unique in that the actor can never have seen the play or read the script in order to perform the show. They are handed the script on the night in front of the audience and must perform the play in front of a live audience on the spot.
Featuring the very talented Jack McGovern (Friday 30th June) and Tracey Shears (Saturday 1st July), both shows were unique to the actor and equally entertaining with both evenings being sold out with very positive reviews.
The event was supported by a audience dividing activity requiring people to ‘vote’ with pegs on questions such as ‘Pineapple on Pizza’, ‘Lee Lin Chin for PM’ and ‘Compulsory Vaccinations’. Folks were only given a small amount of pegs, not enough to vote on each question, stimulating vibrant discussion before and after the shows with many people moving their votes around. The activity provided by local artist Michelle Pacey added a really engaging element to the evening.