Play Hard Play Hard is a multicultural art project that combines thought-provoking theatre with global music from the Middle East & beyond. Play Hard Play Hard disrupts the traditional conversation around cultures whose names one encounters often only in the news. It is an invitation to experience a culture beyond the headlines. Play Hard Play Hard has two parts: one play & one party. It first challenges you to join the conversation through a play that poses complex questions about cultural identities and realities. It, then, invites you to a party filled with dancing and vibrant music by DJs who bring their cultural rhythms and sounds to life. Come join Play Hard Play Hard on Feb 8th at the Virgil.
A play. A party. An invitation to experience a culture beyond the headlines.
Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in an utterly original play. No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and a generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. It will be performed by Joey Vahedi, whose most recent credits include Lucifer on Netflix and The Chosen.
DJ PANIZ is an Iranian-American DJ, producer and recording engineer. As a DJ, her focus is to bring the vibrant sounds of the Middle East, particularly those of Iran, to the United States. At Play Hard Play Hard, she will be playing Persian classics from the 2000s alongside songs in Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish.
Play Hard Play Hard. Feb 8th. The Virgil. Doors at 8 PM.
Tickets are here.