The legend goes that a slave named AEsop, told fables to his “betters” to help them see their follies – to teach them. Each story seemingly about animals (and occasionally others) seems innocent but actually has a deeper truth – a moral – within. Thousands of fables are attributed to this ancient wise man.
Everyone knows at least a few of AEsop’s fables; there are examples in nearly every reading program, and “fables” are often a mandated unit of study in grade school. Literally thousands of books, plays, films, TV programs (etc) have been made from the fables, in virtually every language known to man.
Over the years, we have produced twelve of his fables, some well known, some obscure and “packaged” them in different anthologies. Collectively, we have performed these anthologies over 5,000 times! The current show has four of our favourite fables. You will find that these fables appeal to, and have something to say to all grades. This show is particularly appropriate where a wide diversity of ages is present in the audience at the same time. Running time is nominally 50 minutes.
The stories are:
- The Tortoise & the Hare
- The City Mouse & the Country Mouse
- The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
- The Ant & the Grasshopper