“But how to play the cat?” The question was often asked before the play was performed. The answer: through imagination. The way children — with no costumes or acting training — totally convince us by their simple joy in make-believe that all by themselves they can add up to an entire zoo. That’s how GÃ©rard Martin, who created the part in Paris, became my cat . . . his left arm undulating like an “inquisitive” cat’s tail . . . then he’d scratch his chin in fast motion with his right hand, used as a paw-with-claws. He’d sniff his acting partners to make their acquaintance.
CAST: 4 actors who play:
1. Prince Charming
2. The Queen, The Aunt, Claudette, Merlin.
3. Valerie, Veronika, Gaston 2.
4. Gaston, Gustave, Gilbert, Valentine.
or 12 actors:
Time: the present. A mobile set