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Walker takes stage in unique play to help raise funds

As part of a movement to help enliven local theaters post-COVID, Nassim Soleimanpour’s unique play, “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” hit 75 small stages around the world on Monday.

The production, written by Soleimanpour while exiled in Iran, features no director, no rehearsals and a different actor for every performance.

In Morgantown, the stage was set at Morgantown Art Bar on High Street. The brave performer willing to go in blind: Delegate Danielle Walker — whose first look at the script came at the same time the curtain opened.

According to press materials, the interactive show aims to question “how far people are willing to go along with things.”

Tickets to Monday’s performance were $20, and proceeds were split between the theater and the Demetry Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, named for Walker’s son.

The fund provides scholarships for students in nursing and other caregiving fields. It is available statewide, “with priority consideration for LGBTQIA+ minority students with financial need living in north-central West Virginia.” It is established through Your Community Foundation (YCF), a public charity “created by and for the people of north-central West Virginia.”