Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale.
It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a mischievous little Gingerbread Boy. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat and a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way. "I am the Gingerbread Baby, Fresh from the pan. If you want me, Catch me if you can."
But Matti's not with them. He's at home in the borders making what turns out to be a gingerbread house into which the Gingerbread Baby runs. Only Matti knows he is safely inside. And the audience will too when they look in the gingerbread house at the end of the play, and there he is!