Animal Fables from Aesop

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A play-within-a-play operetta led by the narration of a goat. We are swept into a peaceable kingdom where the players at a country fair weave together many of Aesop’s enchanting fables. We learn the classic morals of “slow and steady wins the race” and “practice makes perfect” along with the more obscure “shun the quack” and “fancy dress cannot change the body inside” and are rewarded with real life lessons in a fun and exciting setting.

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Description

Creators
Barbara McClintock, author
Marisha Chamberlain, playwright
Roberta Carlson, composer

 

Details

34 pgs. 15 female, 15 male
Doubling possible
Originally produced in CTC’s 1994-95 season
Audience Recommendation: All Ages

Synopsis

A play-within-a-play operetta led by the narration of a goat. We are swept into a peaceable kingdom where the players at a country fair weave together many of Aesop’s enchanting fables. We learn the classic morals of “slow and steady wins the race” and “practice makes perfect” along with the more obscure “shun the quack” and “fancy dress cannot change the body inside” and are rewarded with real life lessons in a fun and exciting setting.

“Forget any mistaken notion that good children’s theater must be inferior to good adult theater. This imaginative weaving together of comic moral tales, song and dance competes at all levels.” -Los Angeles Times

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $100 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Production CD available for an additional fee.

Photo credit: Leif Jurgensen, Bridget O’Flaherty and Bruce Thompson.

 

Audio

Overture

The Race

Country Cousin

Doctor Cat

 

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Additional information

Script Type

Demo CD with vocals, Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Production CD, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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