By Jay Menard
Rabbit Moon Theatre’s presentation of The Tale of Two Tailors is a raucous romp through a familiar fable that’s sure to delight young and old alike.
The Tale of Two Tailors is a presentation of Hans Christian Andersen’s Emperor’s New Clothes fable that has been told and retold countless times. But the dynamic acting, the wink-and-nod asides, and the general enthusiasm of three actors presenting this well-known tale ensures that the Tale of Two Tailors feels fresh and engaging.
It’s a play targeted towards youth and is bright and vibrant, with enthusiastic call-and-response opportunities, sparkly flags, and bombastic humour that kids are sure to love. But adults also find themselves immersed in the experience. It’s a play designed for children, it can be silly and frivolous, but it never becomes childish.
And don’t worry – as the program says, there’s no full-frontal nudity, despite the subject matter. But there are sparkly heart boxers a-plenty!