Aesop's fables



Madeline doesn’t like her homework assignment! Not only does she have to read something she thinks is old and boring, but her teacher then wants her to write her own fable, just like that guy, “Aesop!” But with a little help from some imaginary friends, she learns how much fun reading fables can be. And with some help from the audience, she might even create her own fable! Taken from Aesop's classic tales, this modern, inter-active adaptation brings to life the timeless morals within each fable and demonstrates how much fun learning these "life lessons" can be.

OOBR "Off-Off Broadway Review"

"Don't trust flatterers" and "honesty is the best policy" are just a couple of the valuable morals to be found in Aesop's Fables, currently playing at Manhattan Children's Theatre. This modern spin on a few old stories was just as much fun for adults as it is for the children! Bruce Merrill did a fine job directing the talented cast and used the capacious theater effectively. Matthew Thomas was a comic genious opposite the hilarious Diana De La Cruz. Jamie Melser was delightfully versatile and excelled at changing dialects for each fable. MCT seems like the perfect model for all similar companies to follow!

By Jade Esteban Estrada



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