Alan Cumming and George Takei Take A Leap of Faith with 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit'

Ever had a dream where you show up to a test and you haven't studied? Or you're about to give a speech but have no idea what you're going to say? Diving into the unknown is terrifying, but it can also be alluring.

Now imagine you're an actor in a play, but you haven't read the script and have had no rehearsal. There's no set, no director. But this isn't a dream. In Nassim Soleimanpour's unconventional Off-Broadway play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, a new performer is given the script for the very first time as he or she steps onto the stage.

As he was not permitted to leave his home country, the young Iranian playwright wrote this piece as his conduit with the world, as an outlet to share his voice. The rotating Monday night cast has already included an eclectic mix of performers, including Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Short, Bobby Cannavale, Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Brian Dennehy, David Hyde Pierce and Cynthia Nixon.

On Monday June 6, Alan Cumming bravely starred in the comic drama. The following week, on June 13th, George Takei goes on. Cumming and Takei shared their thoughts with NewYork.com about appearing in a play about which they know nothing. "As we say on Star Trek," says Takei, "I 'boldly go where no man has gone before.'" Click here to NewYork.com to read the full story.

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Alan Cumming/Photo credit: Bruce Glikas/Vivacity Media Group