Anouk and an all-star cast of voice talent - culled from D&Q staff and their children- read/performed the story "Le Cadeau"/"The Present" (I was Bubu for the French version and employed a Peter-Lorre-meets-Acadian-Lumberjack voice that I had been saving up for just such an opportunity).
Here you can see Devlin/Burns clan (aka the Barrymores of Mile End) enacting their respective roles and behind them Julia and Tracy, stars of the office -and now- of stage.
There was a short 'n sweet Q&A afterwards and those kids asked some pretty impressive questions - believe me (and thanks everybody, for allowing me a forum to perform my "Phil Donahue Does The Limbo" routine. Two things off the ol' bucket list that evening)!
After the Q&A the sweetest kids in town formed a neat an orderly line (if a "neat and orderly line" could be described as maelstrom of juice-faces and fistfuls of pizza crusts) in order to get their books signed and drawn in by Anouk. And then we screened a short animated Anna & Froga film (which you can watch here) there was some heavy partying to the killer mix from DJ's L'il Lulu 'N Tubby (aka D&Q's Peggy Burns and Tom Devlin aka the Barrymores of Mile End). Man, the kids took the stage like they were Kanye West and we were Taylor Swift!