Young, excitable Hare wants nothing more in this world than to race his friend--the older, slower Tortoise. While Hare speeds through daily life and does everything he can to make the time pass faster, Tortoise slows down and takes her time, whether doing chores or having fun. Hare and Tortoise is a fun, fast (and slow) show about friendship, the passing of time and the excitement of growing up. I caught up these Bosom Buddies to find out more before the big race!
Hare, I understand you are the fastest runner in the town. How do you keep yourself in such great shape?
Well, it helps to be always on the go! Also keep a strict diet of carrots and alfalfa sprouts. Yum!
Tortoise, Why would you race Mr. Hare knowing his reputation?
Well, he's my friend, and he loves to race so much! Sometimes he has to slow down and be patient so that he can do things with me, so I'm happy to do what he wants every once in a while.
Hare, what is your strategy to win?
My Strategy is simple. Since I am the fastest obviously I am going to win no matter what. So I’m just going to make sure I keep being the fastest!
Tortoise, How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?
I'm not sure I do expect to win!! But you can never be sure.. you never know what will happen until you try!
I'm sure many are interested in coming to The Marin Theatre Company to root you both on. Do either of you have any advice for my young readers?
Hare: Yes! My advice is to be fully prepared for the race of their lifetimes. It will be loud, it will be fun and most of all it will be FAST! Bring backup carrots for moments of unexpected hunger. And then bring more backup carrots for me!
Tortoise: I would say, enjoy the journey!! We have a lot of fun together, and we hope you'll have fun too!!
Do miss the big race - 4 shows ONLY!