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Blank (Aurora Nova)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Blank Ed2016

Nassim Soleimanpour challenged convention with his acclaimed ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit.’ Like a distant puppeteer, he played with both performer and audience, as the actor had to perform without having read the script beforehand. The game is similar in ‘Blank’ but with an added feature: the audience fills in blanks in the script. The roles get further mixed here – playwright, actor and audience are all part of a team as “ignorance propels us forward,” and Soleimanpour acknowledges the other side of the conversation he started. Capitalising on our hunger for stories, and questioning what ‘character’ means, the play is enjoyable and enlightening. ‘Blank’ aims like a sniper, not only at your mind, but also at your heart.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Aida Rocci]