Head à Tête
by David S. Craig and Robert Morgan
Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones
Touring through Prologue to the Performing Arts, October/November 2012
Head à Tête is a charming, insightful and often side-splittingly funny play that follows the story of two strangers who overcome the barriers of language and mistrust to find friendship.
Set in a barren, cold and windy land that was once a beautiful garden, Head à Tête unfolds with the arrival of a strange cage-like object. As if triggered by the presence of life, a magical tree bearing ”fruit” begins to grow. When two strangers, one French-speaking and one English-speaking, appear from opposite directions and discover the tree and the sanctuary it provides, a stand off begins. Frustration and conflict grows with each word spoken, but it is through the loss and re-birth of the tree that they find peace in each other’s company.
“I was excited because there was French and English!” - Student, Hawthorne
“I like it because some parts were sad and some parts were funny! I liked the magical tree.” – Student, Ben School
“It is often difficult to find a production which is of interest to all grades from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6, but this lively and humorous show captivated us all. As well, it left us with much “food for thought.” -Teacher, Mabin School
“Theatre Direct’s revival of David S. Craig and Robert Morgan’s Head À Tête is the perfect family show. It gives young audiences and their parents a chance to laugh, learn and share a story about antagonism that becomes friendship.” – Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine