Also, it's a smart spin on the fairy tale, in which a proactive Little Red Riding Hood and her forest friends go to war with The Wolf over a clash of values - Little Red is all about empowering the animals, and encouraging cooperation, while The Wolf prefers to prowl solo.
But all that's not why you should go see it. See this show for the
chance to see some promising young Aboriginal performers at the start of
their acting careers.
The leads in particular are ones to watch. Dee
Thomas is admirable as the independent and crafty yet vulnerable Little
Red who declares, "I'm not afraid of anything."
Josh Ranville is
deliciously evil as the belligerent Wolf who grumbles, "Because of
friendship it's impossible to live in this forest."
Braiden Houle is
terrific as the trembling yet loyal Rabbit who insists "We hide
Older kids with an interest in performance will be inspired by these young actors. Just one caveat: The show may not be as engaging for kids under six.
Columpa Bobb, artistic director for the Aboriginal Arts Training & Mentorship Program, along with some students, spoke with Joff Schmidt on The (204), about their Fringe play.