STREAMING: Nov. 16, 2020 – May 21, 2021
Everyone can use a bit of advice now and then. And everyone loves stories! Just ask the master story-spinner and advice-giver of Ancient Greece, Aesop! (I-sop? E-sop? A-sop? How exactly DO you say his name?) Jump into a world of color and fun as our trio of storytellers use music, dance, and a dose of hilarity to re-enact some of Aesop’s most famous fables. You’ll laugh, clap, and cheer along with these beloved stories that teach us memorable lessons like “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” and “Slow and steady wins the race.”
By Vivian and Larry Snipes
Family Streaming Passes:
MEMBER ACCESS: NOW – May 31, 2021
Don’t want to stop with Aesop’s Fables On Stage? Enjoy the magic of theatre and support Lexington Children’s Theatre by purchasing a Fall Family Membership! Memberships last through May 31, 2021 and give families access to ALL of the incredible streaming content available through LCT – from our innovative new content like Romeo and Juliet to our “Previously at LCT” streaming productions!Spring Family Memberships
School Streaming Passes:
SCHOOL PASSES: NOW – August 6, 2021
These passes are for school and other group audiences and provide video access for one week – all day Monday through 4:00pm EST on Friday. You will receive a confirmation email following your purchase with access code information that you are welcome to share with your students!
Aesop’s Fables On Stage is recommended for PreK – 5th grade
Curricular Connections – Animals, Fables and Folktales, Comedy
School streaming passes are based on the number of students streaming:
- $30 Classroom (1 – 30 students)
- $125 Grade Level (30 – 130 students)
- $400 Entire School (130+ students)
Note: Pricing is flexible. For example, if you are purchasing passes for two grade levels and not the entire school, you can select two “Grade Level” passes, which will be more cost effective than the “Entire School” price.
Things to Understand Before You Stream On Demand
About our Video Streaming Process
We are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to see our recent production of Aesop’s Fables On Stage! The stream features video from one of our school performances of the show – so you’ll hear the audience and be able to laugh right along with them!
If you purchased a public streaming pass, your password will be valid during the weekend you chose from 5:00pm on Friday until 5:00pm on Sunday. If you purchased a school streaming pass, your password will be valid during the week you chose, all day Monday until 4:00pm on Friday. During that time period, you can watch the show as many times as you would like!
Remember, the video link and passwords can be found in your Ovation confirmation email! If you do not receive your confirmation email within one hour of purchase, please check your spam filter. If you experience technical difficulties, feel free to email Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you!
About LCT’s Touring Productions
Aesop’s Fables On Stage was one of our touring productions, which means it didn’t just perform here in Lexington! Our three professional actors traveled with this and our production of la ofrenda for two and a half months to schools, libraries, and theatres all over the Commonwealth and beyond! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our 2020 Spring Tour was cancelled, so if you are able, please consider a gift to LCT so we can continue to offer touring programming in the future!Make a Donation
About Aesop’s Fables On Stage
Aesop’s Fables On Stage is a fun and wacky retelling of the Greek storyteller Aesop’s most famous stories. The three actors go through nine different fables, taking turns telling the story and acting as the characters. The morals in this show are familiar lessons such as “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” “Slow and steady wins the race,” and many more. Be sure to keep an eye out for several modern pop culture references woven throughout the play as well!
Aesop’s fables are fun and memorable stories that teach important lessons. In order to do that, several of the characters in those fables are flawed characters. They might be greedy, narcissistic, or even sly – and that occasionally creates moments on stage that could potentially be a little scary. In The Goose with the Golden Eggs, the farmer and his wife become greedy after the goose has gifted them with one golden egg per day, and decide to kill the goose (which is portrayed with a puppet) so they can take the rest of the golden eggs they believe are inside it. In The Lion and the Mouse, the lion captures the little mouse with a mighty roar and originally says he is going to eat the mouse before eventually deciding to let her go. Both situations are played to comedic effect, rather than being truly frightening.
This play is a great way to spark conversations about morals, storytelling, and right and wrong in a fun risk-free way! The theatre is a great place to see cautionary tales unfold without experiencing any danger ourselves. We hope you take the opportunity to talk to your family about these fables and the lessons they contain. You might ask questions like, Did you have a favorite fable? Why do you think people have been telling these stories for thousands of years? What would you do in that situation? Why is it important to do the right thing? How can we learn from our mistakes?
We love this play because it is just so much fun! Whether you’re a kid or a grown-up, you’ll be laughing the whole way through this colorful and hilarious production that brings these timeless stories into present day in a fresh, fun way. We can’t wait to have you in the (digital) audience!