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Mademoiselle Rouge

One-act fantasy by Michel Garneau, premiered November 1, 1989, at the Théâtre Am Stram Gram, Geneva, Switzerland, directed by Dominique Catton, featuring Anne Vouilloz, Philippe Morand among others, with set and costumes by Danièle Bienz and lights by Michel Boillet. It has won a Governor General’s Award.

Little Red Riding Hood grows up in this retelling of the story. She befriends the wolves only to discover that her grandmother was not killed by them, but by a monster (who was actually her grandfather). She marries the hunter, they have a child, and the wolves and a spider roam in and out of their lives.

On one level Mademoiselle Rouge is a gentle little fable about "what comes after," and about consequences; on another, it is a dense (almost Freudian) reading of an oft-told tale.

Mademoiselle Rouge was published in 1989 by VLB, Montreal.

Commentary by Gaetan Charlebois.

Last updated 2020-04-03