Revised, Red rides into age of liberated heroines
Once upon a time, women were stay-at-home mothers, little girls played with dolls, and fathers disappeared every day to work. Then things changed. So, once upon a time, Red Riding Hood lived happily in the forest with her mother. She liked to visit her grandmother and always did as she was told.
One day, however, Grandma has an epiphany and decides to take control of her own destiny. Thinking Grandma has lost the plot, trad Mum despatches Red Riding Hood with cake and custard to help the old girl back on the rails.
Of course there’s an encounter with a devious and hungry wolf, but Red and Grandma stumble off the known path and encounter a bevy of liberated heroines, among them, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rose Red and the Frog Princess.
Eating the Wolf is a feminist parable based on the fairy tale written by renowned New Zealand playwright, Sarah Delahunty.
Directed by Sheridan Hickey for The Production Co, Eating The Wolf with a cast of 11 emerging young artists, provides a lively, provocative and entertaining twist on a traditional tale.
On in the Dark Room from October 8 – 10, at 8pm, bookings are available on 354 5740 or thedarkroomnz.com
Hey there Li’l Red Riding Hood – the Woodcutter (Aidan Berkahn) strikes a
pose while Grandma (Cileme Venkateswar), Mother (Aneka Patel) and Red Riding Hood (Hem Chokshi)
get on with things.