Play Hard Play Hard presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit & DJ Paniz

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Play Hard Play Hard presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit & DJ Paniz

Play Hard Play Hard is a multicultural art project that combines thought-provoking theatre with global music from the Middle East & beyond.

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The Virgil 4519 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029

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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.

How does Play Hard Play Hard work?

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.

On February 8th, Play Hard Play Hard will present WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT by the Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour and a dance party featuring Persian classics by DJ PANIZ.

Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.

“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and of Nassim’s generation. A generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. The play will be performed by the LA-based actor Joey Vahedi, whose most recent credits include Lucifer on Netflix and The Chosen.

DJ PANIZ, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, is an Iranian-American DJ, producer and recording engineer. With over more than 7 years of experience as a DJ, her primary 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 the Persian classics alongside songs in Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish.

Play Hard Play Hard. Feb 8th. The Virgil. Doors at 8 PM.

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