Play Reading Series 2016-2017

Company of Fools 21st Season Play Reading Series

white-rabbit-logo-FINAL_350pxWhite Rabbit Red Rabbit

By Nassim Soleimanpour
October 27–29, 2016
Liberty Theatre, Hailey &
The Center, Ketchum, 6:30pm

$30 Center members & seniors (62 and over), $35 nonmembers, $15 students (18 and younger). Groups of 8 or more $30 per person.
Liberty Theatre: Reserved Seating
The Center, Ketchum: General Seating (limited to 40 seats)

Imagine being 29 and unable to leave your country. Iranian Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play. He turns his isolation to his advantage with a play that requires no director, no set, and a different actor for each performance.


WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT has been called a play. But it’s a lively, global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting your audience. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater entertainment meets social experiment” is unlike anything, and will make you question everything. Have fun!



The New York off-Broadway run just opened featuring Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Brian Dennehy and many other well-known actors.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit Play Reading Schedule

Thursday, October 27, 6:30pm

The Center, Ketchum…..Claudia McCain  CLICK HERE to BUY TICKETS
The Liberty, Hailey…..Denise Simone  CLICK HERE to BUY TICKETS

Friday, October 28, 6:30pm

The Center, Ketchum…..Patsy Wygle  CLICK HERE to BUY TICKETS
The Liberty, Hailey…..Jana Arnold  (Cancelled due to a scheduling conflict)

Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm

The Center, Ketchum…..Andrew Alburger  CLICK HERE to BUY TICKETS
The Liberty, Hailey…..Kipp Nelson  CLICK HERE to BUY TICKETS

“A dazzling, transcendent piece of alive-and-kicking theater…I experienced a play that no one in the world will ever experience again…the whole building felt like it was living and breathing.”
Entertainment Weekly, Critics Grade: A

boise-logo_350pxBright New Boise

By Samuel D. Hunter
November 15, 2016
Liberty Theatre, Hailey, 6:30pm

FREE, $10 Suggested Donation (Please register in advance to guarantee your seats!)

In the bleak corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby not only for employment but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.

The reading is part of The Center’s BIG IDEA multidisciplinary project, Idaho Stories which runs from October 21, 2016 through January 6, 2017.

Andrew Alburger directs an outstanding cast featuring Chris Carwithen, David Janeski, Cameron Needham, Aly Wepplo and Patsy Wygle.