The Man Who Went To Work One Day And Got Eaten By A Bear
Two short plays about life, work, death… and bears.
Written and Directed by
Simon Bradshaw, Catriona Grozier,
Jordan Hancey, Kris Joseph, Tania Levy,
and Natalie Joy Quesnel
Originall staged at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, June 2006
What would you do if you arrived at the office one morning and found a 200 kilogram black bear sitting at your desk… doing your job? Or, if you answered your door one evening and standing there was your father… whose funeral you had just returned from?
“Ottawa playwright Patrick Gauthier’s work is smart, funny, cynical and urban…”
– Catherine Lawson, Ottawa Citizen
“Loads of belly laughs.”
- Ottawa Sun
“Pick of the Fringe”
- Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa’s Gruppo Rubato proudly presents two short plays written by award-winning local playwright Patrick Gauthier: The Man Who Went to Work One Day and Got Eaten by a Bear (or, the Corporate Jungle Book); and, the winner of the 2005 Magnetic North Theatre Festival’s Magnetic Words playwriting contest, Dawn of the Dad (or, The Family Who Went to a Funeral and Committed a Faux Pa).
Staged under the collective title The Man Who Went to Work One Day and Got Eaten by a Bear, Gruppo Rubato promises that everyone who’s been good is sure of a treat with these two absurd satires of life, work, death… and bears.
In part one, a trio of co-workers tries to rid themselves of a corporate-ladder climbing ursine. Then, a family must cope with the return of their now un-dead patriarch in the winner of the 2005 Magnetic North Theatre Festival’s playwriting contest.