Thursday 07 June 2018 to Saturday 16 June 2018

Did you know Nassim means ‘breeze’ in Farsi? Written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, NASSIM is an audacious theatrical experiment that explores the power of language to unite us in unknown and uncertain times.

Each night a different performer graces the stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box. 

Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.

Guest performers include award-winning actor Allegra Fulton, playwright and CBC Arts and Music host Amanda Parris; Anand Rajaram, award-winning actor and the first South Asian performer to grace Second City’s mainstage; comedian Gavin Crawford of CBC Radio’s Because News; Hannah Levinson, star of Mirvish’s Matilda and Fun Home; Karen Robinson, regular on CBC’s Schitt’s Creek; prolific Indigenous poet and storyteller Lee Maracle; 2017 Giller Prize-winning author Michael Redhill; activist and Artistic Director of The AMY Project Nikki Shaffeeullah; and Ross Manson, Artistic Director of Volcano, who first produced Soleimanpour’s hit show White Rabbit, Red Rabbit in 2011. 

Tickets are now on sale here!

Nassim Soleimanpour

Nassim Soleimanpour with a different guest performer for every show

Omar Elerian

June 7, 7 PM - Nikki Shaffeeullah    
June 8, 7 PM - Lee Maracle   
June 9, 2 PM - Anand Rajaram    
June 10, 2 PM - Amanda Parris
June 11, 7 PM - Steffi DiDomenicantonio  
June 13, 7 PM - Gavin Crawford 
June 14, 7 PM - Ross Manson 
June 15, 7 PM - Michael Redhill 
June 16, 1 PM - Allegra Fulton 
June 16, 4 PM - Karen Robinson 

Performer subject to change.