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Aesop's Fables - 2019 - Off-Broadway

Hear the spirited sounds of South Africa in this fall's vibrant staging of Aesop's Fables by the Olivier Award-winning Isango Ensemble at The New Victory Theater from November 1 - 3, 2019.



This opera for young audiences revisits classic stories and valuable lessons like "where there's a will there's a way" and "look before you leap." Colorful costumes and enthralling dance tell the tale of how Aesop escapes his master and embarks on a journey to Mount Olympus. Lauded by Sir Ian McKellen and Archbishop Desmond Tutu for reinventing classic stories within a South African setting, Isango Ensemble brings an energetic, playful charm to Aesop's Fables.

Schedule

Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission

New Victory Theatre

(New York, NY)
207 W. 42nd St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Baltimore Center Stage has announced the four shows that will comprise the 2018/19 Family Series. On the heels of last season's sell-out performances of Junie B. Jones, Center Stage has expanded the Family Series to include eight performances to take place on four Sundays throughout the season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
Pork Filled Productions has set directors and dates for its third Unleashed festival, a celebration of new plays by POC playwrights. These scripts push past the bounds of conventional theatre to tell exciting new BIPOC-led stories in genres like horror, science fiction, fantasy and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
Australian musician / actor Colin Hay, who performed in the 1980s as lead vocalist of the band Men at Work and later as a solo artist, is coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 14 at 8PM. The show is being presented in conjunction with Meadowbrook Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes the Olivier Award-winning Isango Ensemble to Chicago to present its acclaimed production of A Man of Good Hope, based on the book by Jonny Steinberg and adapted and directed by Mark Dornford-May. Vividly told through song and dance steeped in African traditions, the story follows one young Somali refugee's extraordinary odyssey across a continent and his unfailing hope in the face of adversity. The production will be presented for a limited engagement in the Courtyard Theater as part of the WorldStage at Chicago Shakespeare series, October 4a?"13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Hear the spirited sounds of South Africa in this fall's vibrant staging of Aesop's Fables by the Olivier Award-winning Isango Ensemble at The New Victory Theater from November 1 - 3, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
New Victory Arts Break: Explore a World of Arts will travel from continent to continent, visiting the international artists who have appeared on the New Victory stage to see what creativity, culture and community look like where they live.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017
Barter Theatre announced its 2018 Season lineup during an exclusive preview event featuring select excerpts from various productions. The event revealed details of more than 15 diverse shows planned for 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with a heartwarming classic tale for all ages. The company will bring audiences into the magical land of Oz for the holidays when it presents L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz.
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2017
Visit the alpine forest this winter as Pinocchio makes its world premiere at the National Theatre. You can now check out the brand new trailer below! On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto's workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Lionel Bart's beloved musical Oliver! Adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, this tale about finding hope and a chosen family in the bleakest of situations will provide an adventurous escape and moving holiday parable for many Philadelphians starting November 14, 2018. OPENING NIGHT is Today, November 17 at 7:30pm, and performances run through December 23, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Quintessence Theatre Group is proud to present Lionel Bart's beloved musical Oliver!  Adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, this tale about finding hope and a chosen family in the bleakest of situations will provide an adventurous escape and moving holiday parable for many Philadelphians starting November 14, 2018.  OPENING NIGHT is Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, and performances run through December 23, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
Visit the alpine forest this winter as Pinocchio makes its world premiere at the National Theatre. On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto's workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean. This spectacular new production is brought to the stage by an extraordinary team including John Tiffany, the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Dennis Kelly, the writer of Matilda the Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Lionel Bart's beloved musical Oliver! Adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, this tale about finding hope and a chosen family in the bleakest of situations will provide an adventurous escape and moving holiday parable for many Philadelphians starting November 14, 2018. OPENING NIGHT is Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, and performances run through December 23, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville today announces their new season for Autumn/ Winter 2018 comprising both new Polka productions and visiting work as well as classes and workshops, celebrating some of the greatest living writers for children.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players will host KIDSFEST, the children's section of Artsfest of greater Harrisburg. The festival is held in  Riverfront Park May 26 and 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and May 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. KIDSFEST is located at the far end of Artsfest near the Market Street walking bridge.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
The Unicorn announces plans for Autumn and beyond in another bold and eclectic season of work at the UK's leading theatre for young audiences.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director), New York City's only all-free professional Off-Broadway theatre company, is pleased to announce a new production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to celebrate its 19th Anniversary Season. The production, directed by Mr. Burdman, is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, and will be presented in five New York City parks - Central Park, Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City, The Battery, Carl Schurz Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park - with performances from June 5 through July 29 at 7:00 PM. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. New York Classical Theatre also invites audiences to experience unique behind-the-scenes access to open rehearsals on selected dates for each of the five park stagings. 
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Unicorn Artistic Director Justin Audibert and Associate Director Rachel Bagshaw direct a series of eight newly commissioned plays from leading voices in theatre based on Aesop's Fables classic tales. They will play in repertory to two age groups, one for ages 4-7 and one for ages 8-12.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The Rabbbits, a concept band created by visual artist Ron English, bring their pop songs from the fictional underworld of Delusionville to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, April 2, at 8pm.   The Rabbbits bring together Ron English's iconic characters in musical form. Led by Sam Smith, the group -- also featuring Bryan Kopchak and Damien Jackson - performs songs written by English and Joe Johnson, recounting stories from the fictional underworld Delusionville, an Aesop's Fables-on-acid utopia populated by English's cartoon animals.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
The Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 season programming, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the nation's largest nonprofit dedicated to the art form of puppetry. Since 1978, the Center for Puppetry Arts has been sharing the power of puppetry with the Atlanta community and beyond, and with this milestone year comes a host of new programming. In addition to bringing back a few familiar favorites, the Center will debut a new Family Series production, expand its adult audience offerings and introduce new puppets, artifacts and events in the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 28, 2018 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 5th floor. Registration is $270 for non-members ($225 for TRU members, $290 for Membership/Workshop Package, and $100 for a second attendee). Save $50-$60 with the Early Bird Discount through April 15.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
The sun will come out in September as Children's Theatre of Charlotte opens its 73rd season with the Tony award-winning musical Annie.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
With over 725 stories to choose from, the eight writers we commissioned to reimagine Aesop's Fables were spoilt for choice. Each of the writers has had their own unique take on them - from Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's joyful musical with a crow chorus through to as piece by Chris Goode which takes the basis of a rehearsal room and then smashes through the fourth wall with an act of animalistic rebellion.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
After a successful run in Central Park, playing to over 4,000 people, performances resume on Wednesday, June 27 in Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City for New York Classical Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by the company's Founding Artistic Director Stephen Burdman. The production will play this week through June 30, before continuing on to The Battery, Carl Schurz Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park for performances through July 29. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. Performance schedule can be found at newyorkclassical.org.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
As part of its 2019 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut is pleased to present Aesop's Fables by Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre on July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Unicorn will be continuing their hugely popular workshops this summer holidays. Led by professional theatre-makers, participants can learn great new skills and make new friends. From dance, set design, drama, puppetry and more. Workshops range from a day or two days, through to the five day Play In A Week workshops. The performance-based workshops close with a sharing for friends and family.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
The New Victory Theater, which brings the whole world to New York families, announces its 2019-20 Season of 15 theater, opera, circus, dance and puppetry productions from nine different countries. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Supercharged with the success of their critically praised debut album, Run Free, independent family music band Animal Farmis ready to take center stage on the national kids' music scene with album number two, We Are One, set for release on August 24, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
So far as is known, Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. But although little is known of the man himself, over 725 of his stories remain - passed down from generation to generation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Theater Schmeater's tradition of bringing free family-friendly shows to Seattle parks continues this summer with a collection of Aesop's best-known fables. The Fabulous Fable Factory runs July 13 - August 15, starting at the 2019 Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company today announced its 13th performance season celebrating the essential power of our togetherness, in any form that is safe, inspired by history's classical creations while in isolation or quarantine.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Unicorn Theatre's Associate Director Rachel Bagshaw directs Emily Burnett, James Russell-Morley and Akshay Sharan in the UK premiere of The Bee In Me.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Unicorn Theatre's Associate Director Rachel Bagshaw directs Emily Burnett, James Russell-Morley and Akshay Sharan in the UK premiere of The Bee In Me.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
On Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 PM, after only seven rehearsals, fifth and sixth grade students at West Cape May Elementary School will perform 'Aesop's Fables' at the school, located at 301 Moore Street, West Cape May, NJ. Directed by East Lynne Theater Company's Artistic Director, Gayle Stahlhuth, the script was written by Long Island students when Stahlhuth was conducting a theater residency in Massapequa. Fables include 'The Birds and the Beast,' 'The Ants and the Grasshopper,' 'The Tortoise and Hare,' 'Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,' and 'The Miser and His Gold.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
This spring Cutting Ball Theater welcomes the return of Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose to direct Shakespeare's neglected classic, TIMON OF ATHENS, the final play of the Theater's 2017-18 Season. In the title role of Timon, Brennan Pickman-Thoon leads a cast that includes Ed Berkeley, Maria Ascension Leigh, Adam Niemann, Doug Nolan, Radhika Rao, David Sinaiko, John Steele Jr. and Courtney Walsh. Timon of Athens opens in previews on March 30 and runs through April 29. The press opening will take place Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Opening night follows April 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/timon-of-athens or by phone at 415-525-1205.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2020
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company, with The Henry Sawyer Inn and Twin Gables Inn, present Murder Mystery Weekends on February 14-15, March 6-7, March 20-21, March 27-28, April 3-4, and April 17-18. Participants can test their crime-solving skills while staying in one of these lovely Bed & Breakfasts. East Lynne Theater Company's Murder Mystery Weekends were cited among one of the top five in the country by 'AM NY.'  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with a heartwarming classic tale for all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre will hold its 28th Annual New Years Eve Party For Children, where they countdown to NOON instead of midnight, on December 31, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, has a holiday hit on its hands. The second production of its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre will now be extended.  L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz has opened to full houses and rave reviews.  This classic work will run through January 5th. Tickets range from $25-$65.  All performances are at Quintessence's home at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
Greenhouse Theater Center and Poor Box Theater, in association with D.C's award winning Taffety Punk Theatre Company, is pleased to present THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS, two one-act plays steeped in America's controversial relationship with healthcare. Written and performed by Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, these moving and unapologetic pieces will be presented as a single theatrical event, immersing the audience in the stories of patients and physicians, coming out of the waiting room and into the fray. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
Quintessence Theatre Group kicks off its 8th Season with a new family series. A World Premiere of a modern adaptation of, Aesop's Fables, by Lee Cortopassi.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
Polka Theatre today announce full casting for Shamser Sinha's Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree based on The Panchatantra - India's Aesop's Fables. Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma directs Rose-Marie Christian (Jayaben - Crow story), Medhavi Patel (Yasmin - Leopard story) and Raj Swamy (Mahendra - Mongoose story). The production opens on 3 October, with previews from 28 September, and runs until 21 October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Adapted from the award-winning The Shape of the Pain (Scotsman Fringe First), this new short film created in isolation is a powerful and intimate insight into living with a rare, synesthetic chronic pain condition.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
The Turbine Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup through the end of the year. Upcoming shows include Horrible Histories, Hair, Great Expectations, the Barricade Boys, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Aesop's classic stories and morals for young audiences when The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop's Fables takes the stage August 14-September 23. Featuring famous fables, such as "The Lion and the Mouse;" "Country Mouse and City Mouse;" "The Fox and the Crane;" "The Ant and the Grasshopper;" and "The Tortoise and the Hare;" the family-favorite musical show is sure to engage even the youngest family members.
by Stephanie Robb - Aug 13, 2018
THE TORTOISE, THE HARE AND OTHER AESOP'S FABLES playing at the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts brings an exciting theme to these renowned stories that have been popular with children and adults for hundreds of years.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017
The classic collection of stories that provide children with valuable life lessons that they will carry for a lifetime.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Aesop's classic stories and morals for young audiences when The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop's Fables takes the stage August 14-September 23. Featuring famous fables, such as "The Lion and the Mouse;" "Country Mouse and City Mouse;" "The Fox and the Crane;" "The Ant and the Grasshopper;" and "The Tortoise and the Hare;" the family-favorite musical show is sure to engage even the youngest family members.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Present The World Premiere Of SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL by critically acclaimed Cape Town-based Isango Ensemble. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's official arts programme for the First World War centenary, the production commemorates an untold tragedy from WW1 that took place off the coast of Southampton. Prior to rehearsals beginning Samuel Hodges, Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres will visit Cape Town where the SS Mendi began its journey. Mark Dornford-May directs the production which opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on Wednesday 4 July with previews from Friday 29 June and performances until Saturday 14 July. Dubbed the 'Black Titanic', the sinking of SS Mendi was one of the worst maritime disasters in the 20th century in UK waters.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Anita Allen-Farley has tonight announced the 27th season of the professional theatre company at opening night of Bullets Over Broadway The Musical.