Easter Festival Tirol: Against the Standstill | Tyrolean daily newspaper online

Frank Willens tritt am Samstag im Salzlager Hall auf.

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Hall – The play “Weißes Rabbit, rotes Rabbit” by the Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour was premiered ten years ago and has since been translated into 25 languages. Well-known actors and actresses have played the solo since then, from John Hurt to Whoopi Goldberg to Katharina Strasser and Caroline Peters. The setting was always the same, the result was always different. “White rabbit, red rabbit” is being created at the moment, without rehearsal or direction. The actors only receive the text – it is about freedom, power and manipulation – on stage. The piece begins when the envelope is opened.

“White rabbit, red rabbit” comes to its Tyrol premiere on Saturday evening. As an event of the Tyrol Easter Festival, it will be broadcast live from the Hall salt warehouse. Frank Willens, one of the currently most sought-after performers on the international dance and theater scene, dares to experiment with improvisation. And it is part of a quasi global theater action, because “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” is played all over the world on Saturdays at 8 p.m. local time. In Tokyo and Mumbai, at the Mainz State Theater, the Gözde Atalay Kokkoris in Istanbul and the Teatro delle Muse in Ancona. More than a hundred theaters and festivals take part in action. They want to set a common sign of hope and solidarity in pandemic times. And remember that most stages around the world have been closed for a year. Saturday marks the first anniversary of the first corona shutdown.

“White rabbit, red rabbit” is played almost worldwide without an audience in the hall. Since the interaction with the audience is an important part of the play, it had to be adapted for the action with the motto #LetThereBeTheatre. (jole)

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