As children we’re told fairytales; where the dragon gets slain, the curse gets broken, the prince marries the princess and everyone lives happily ever after.
These stories are meant to comfort and inspire us. Instead they set us up for a lifetime of disappointment in an imperfect world.
Mother Bear is Barren tells the story of a young woman who learned the hard way that when life huffs and puffs mental illness against you, it isn’t enough to be built out of bricks.
What can you do when The Big Bad Wolf swallows you whole, but the Woodsman has carpal tunnel?
Or if The Seven Dwarves assume you’re selling something and turn you away at the door?
What do you do if Mother Bear is barren and your only option is to eat cold porridge?
Don’t come to see this show expecting a fairytale ending.
Expect a bittersweet comedy about our mundane, turbulent, tedious, enthralling, short and dissatisfying lives.
Warning: Contains frequent coarse language, adult themes(self harm or suicide, sexual assault or abuse)