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The Forest ()

Produced by

The Red One Theatre Collective

Director: Daniel Brière

“I Want My Pants Back” adapted from “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen

“Conrad the Thumbsuck” inspired by “The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb” by Heinrich Hermann

“Mathilda the Liar” adapted from “Mathilda, Who Told Lies and was Burned to Death” by Hilaire Belloc


The Storefront Theatre


April 22nd, 2016 – May 8th, 2016


The Forest is about a boy trapped in a twisted contract with the Aufseher, forcing the boy to play through twelve cautionary tales, heeding their advice, or paying with his life. In stories where children wake up dead stuffed with the hair they so envied of their sister, or are scalded at the dinner table for gluttonous eating habits, these are not the Disneyfied heartwarming children’s stories of today. (


Kaden Boland-Trowbridge The Boy
John Fleming Aufseher
Christopher Darroch Ensemble
Gabriel Hamilton Ensemble
Thalia Kane Ensemble
Andrew Lawrie Ensemble
Julia Nish-Lapidus Ensemble
Lesley Robertson Ensemble

Creative Team

Daniel Brière Director
John Fleming Playwright ("Henry's Habit" / "Conrad The Thumbsuck" / "Greedy Johnny" / "The Over-Emotional Politician)
Brenhan McKibben Playwright ("The Leprechan's Gold" / "The Frog and the Scorpion")
Daniel Brière Playwright ("I Want My Pants Back" / "The Beard" / "El Campion Contra El Cactus")
Stacey Turner Playwright ("Jealous Josephine" / "Mathilda the Liar")
Gabriel Hamilton Playwright ("Guardian Angel")
Imogen Wilson Playwright ("The Boy Who Turned into a Toy")
Molison Farmer Playwright (""Scalded at the Table" / "The Onion Wives")
Francis Melling Original Music ("Scalded at the Table")
Ashleigh Powell Choreographer ("Jealous Josephine")
Imogen Wilson Designer ("The Boy Who Turned into a Toy")
Daniel Brière Designer ("El Campion Contra El Cactus")
Stacey Turner Designer ("Mathilda the Liar")
Melissa Joakim Lighting Designer


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Bronwen Lily Property Assist
Matt Ward Original Artwork
Katie Methot Artwork Curator
Keith McLean Poster Illustration