Hello my dear readers. As you all may know, Aesop is the father of fables. It’s incredible that the first record of Aesop’s fables dates back to 300 A.D. As a child, I fondly remember being taught a variety of lessons and morals, both in school and out, through these legendary fables. A personal favorite of mine, and probably one of the most popular, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, presents the important lesson that one may be more successful when slowing down, as opposed to acting quickly and carelessly; a lesson I continually apply to my daily life.
As a young adult it’s fascinating to reread these unique fables and analyze them using a more mature point of view. Fables of wit and wisdom, including “The Stag at the Pool,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Wind and the Sun,” and “The Lion and the Mouse” are brought to life through the elaborate and colorful puppets of nationally acclaimed puppeteer and storyteller, Jim West. Enchanting music by the likes of Beethoven, Rossini, Scarlatti and Chopin captures the audience and inspires the child in all of us. Come join us on November 4th and fall into the colorful world of Aesop’s Fables.