Aesop's (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables

by  Kim Esop-Wylie, Aesop

Short Play, Comedy  /  8boy(s) or girl(s)

This short play, performed for and with kids, weaves five of Aesop's most famous fables into a show that's fun, fast-paced, and full of surprises.

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Aesop's (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables

by  Kim Esop-Wylie Aesop

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8boy(s) or girl(s)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This short play, performed for and with kids, weaves five of Aesop's most famous fables into a show that's fun, fast-paced, and full of surprises.

Contains: The Dog and the Bone; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Grapes; The Miller, His Son And the Donkey, and The Country Maid.

From the author of The Dullsville Mystery

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Casting

8boy(s) or girl(s)

Dog and the Bone

NARRATOR 1

DOG

BUTCHER

GIRL

POND

Tortoise and the Hare

MISS HARE

MISS TORTOISE

NARRATOR 2

GIRL

LOUNGE SINGER

Lion and the Mouse

REPORTER 1

REPORTER 2

MOUSE

LION

BUTCHER

GIRL

Fox and the Grapes

FOX

GRAPES

NUMBER BEARER

MISS TORTOISE

The Miller, His Son, and the Donkey

NARRATOR 3

MILLER

SON

DONKEY

BUTCHER

GIRL

GIRL 2

GRUMPY OLD GUY

WOMAN 1

WOMAN 2

ACTIVIST 1

ACTIVIST 2

The Country Maid

NARRATOR 4

MAID

CHICKEN 1

CHICKEN 2

BUTCHER

GIRL

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Kim Esop-Wylie

Kim Esop-Wylie

Aesop

Legendary figure Aesop is presumed to have been born around 600 B.C. and is the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables. Various attempts were made in ancient times to establish him as an actual personage. He was most likely invented to provide an author for fables centering on beasts, so that “a story of Aesop ...

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