Karius and Bactus at Theatre de l'Esquisse

“Are you eating your broccoli?”
“Did you really brush your teeth well?”
“Dad gave you how many marshmallows?”

No one enjoys badgering their kids with these kinds of questions. But, as parents, it’s our job to drone on about healthy eating and hygiene.

This weekend, you can sit back and let the children’s play Karius and Bactus do the teaching. It’s about two tooth trolls who are living happily in the mouth of a little boy named Jacques. And why not? This kid eats lots of white bread and chocolate.

Karius and Bactus spend their days singing and drilling holes in Jacques’ teeth. Until one day, he gets a toothache. What will happen to the tooth trolls when Jacques starts brushing his teeth, or (gasp!) visits the dentist?

A bilingual (French and English) adaptation of this classic Norwegian children’s play, for age 3 to 8, will be on at Théâtre de l’Esquisse on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Here are the details:

Karius and Bactus
When: Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Theatre de l’Esquisse, 1650 Marie Anne St. E.
Cost: $10 per child, $12 per adult, or $10 per person for families of four and more.
Reservations: Call 514-527-5797 or email esquisse@theatredelesquisse.qc.ca