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Jacob Two-Two
Mordecai Richler’s influential children’s book, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, was first released in 1975, and it quickly made its way onto the bookshelves of many families in Canada and around the world. It has spawned three sequels, two films, two television series, countless stage productions, and more. The book follows the adventures, trials and tribulations of “two plus two plus two”-year-old. Jacob – who, as the youngest in his family, has to say everything twice in order to be heard. In Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, our young adventurer finds himself in the prison of the dreaded Hooded Fang for the crime of insulting a big person.

Young People’s Theatre (YPT)
YPT is the oldest continuously operating theatre company in Toronto and a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences. Over the past 50 years many of the important pieces that form the canon of plays for young audiences in Canada have appeared on our stages. We continue to develop new work and create partnerships with theatre companies across the country and around the world. Learning is at the centre of everything we do. When young people are immersed in the imaginary world of a play, the experience isn’t less important to them because it isn’t real. Children make imagined experience real experience. Through the professional theatrical work produced on our stages, and through the enriched learning experiences we offer with our Education & Participation programs, YPT provides young people with ways to develop their whole being. This is central to YPT’s artistic policy. We want to have a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people – in order for them to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be.

Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang is a signature production in YPT’s 50-year history as the company’s most-produced show and among its most beloved. It is particularly fitting that Jacob Two-Two is returning to the YPT stage in November 2015 for this, the 40th anniversary of the book. An action-packed musical filled with suspense, comedy and adventure featuring new music and lyrics by talented young song-writing duo Britta and Anika Johnson.

Jacob Two-Two: Scavenger Hunt & Family Drama Workshop


The stories we hear as children stay with us our entire lives, whether we realise it or not; thus do they continue to exert influence as we go forward. One such iconic Canadian story is Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler. It has proven universal appeal, having survived in its original form through decades and generations that have seen monumental shifts in our national identity, composition and trajectory.

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. Along with Young People’s Theatre (YPT), who will be presenting the musical version in their 50th Anniversary Season, we are eager to give the next generation the opportunity to engage with the story. Families are invited to join in a Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang-inspired scavenger hunt and to participate in a fun family drama workshop lead by YPT artist educators. Families that complete the scavenger hunt can enter for a chance to win tickets to YPT’s production of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang running in the fall of 2015.

Each family or participant will be given a Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang scavenger hunt booklet that includes instructions, a map of the Harbourfront site and a list of fun and creative tasks to be completed prior to proceeding to the family drama workshop. The information for the scavenger hunt will be gathered by visiting five stations spread across the Harbourfront site. Once the scavenger hunt is complete, participants will come to the family drama workshop location and be lead through a 20 minute workshop to participate in the retelling of major aspects of the Jacob Two-Two story.

In partnership with
Young People&'s Theatre

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