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Little Red Riding Hood by Joël Pommerat


As part of Tilt Kids Festival 2018

Once upon a time, there was a fearless little girl. A workaholic single mother. A homemade flan. And a crafty wolf. With projections, imagination, and a velvety voice, a stoic narrator guides audiences across a dark stage for an unforgettable adventure and a powerful rite of passage.

Celebrated French director Joël Pommerat’s adaptation of Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood, speaks to TILT Kids Festival’s ideals of quality, innovation, and a sense of magic in children’s art. Pommerat, who has also adapted Cendrillon (Cinderella) and Pinocchio since the towering success of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, told The Guardian of his works for children, “[I] try and speak to them in the way I wish I’d been spoken to as a child and also in the way I wish children were addressed in a more general way.”

Created by Pommerat to introduce his young daughter to the magic of theater, this production of Little Red Riding Hood revolutionized the way theater is made for kids, in France and around the world. With the aim of speaking truth, he creates wholly original theater that radiates warmth, empathy, and curiosity for audiences of all ages.

Don’t miss a rare stateside performance of this landmark production, in French with easy-to-read English subtitles.

The performances at FIAF are part of the first U.S tour of Joel Pommerat, including Los Angeles, New York, and masterclasses taught by the company at Princeton University.

Co-presented with Princeton University

Tilt is made possible thanks to the support of Air France and Delta Air Lines, FACE Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut Français, the French Ministry of Culture, SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Jacadi, and La Roche-Posay.