Tiger By the Tail, by Hélène Ducharme
(Translation of La Crise)
Come on, come on, come on! Days begin full tilt. This morning Mommy is in a real hurry, and Samuel can’t figure out why. He just wants to play with his toy tiger. “Go wash your toasts. Your teeth will get cold.” Mommy’s words are gibberish in Samuel’s ears. While his toy tiger is having lots of fun, Mommy bumps into everything and Samuel screams at the top of his lungs. Enough already! Now it's Mommy's turn to have a meltdown.... As tempers grow shorter and shorter, Mommy grows stripes and a tail, and Samuel's toy tiger is becoming less of a toy and more of the real thing... At last, by imagining the mythological story of a goddess of anger and a tiger hunter, Mommy and Samuel discover a way out of the mess they've gotten into! A story about learning to live with the tiger that lives inside of us all.
Cast: 1M, 2F
"... bravo to Hélène Ducharme for her text and for her direction..."
Tiger by The Tail by Théâtre Motus and FiguraT S.C.