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Aesop's Fables

Apr 10–21
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

Book and lyrics by Catherine Bush

Music by Ben Mackel

Aesop is in trouble, and his only hope lies in his ability to weave fantastic stories with timeless lessons of truth. So it is that fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Hare and the Tortoise, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf are brought to life in this exciting, musical adventure.

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Cast & Credits


Aesop — Rusty Allen

Guard, Shepherd Boy, The Wind, The Fox, Beast, Wolf, Sheep — Garrett T. Houston

Calliope, Lesser Fox, Daughter — Katherine Lyle

Xanthus — Shaan Sharma

Lion, The Oak, Huntsman, Tortoise — Sarah Van Deusen

Guard, The Reed, Lesser Fox, Hare, Priestess — Zoë Velling


Director: Barrett Guyton

Set Designer: Hana Lee

Costumes Designer: Shea O'Neil

Props Designer: Megan Pressley

Lighting Designer: Patrick Hudson

Choreographer: Katherine Lyle

Music Director: Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Music Captain: Zoë Velling

Sound Designer: Matt Green

Stage Manager: Isaac Krispin

Associate Director of the Barter Players: Barrett Guyton

Artistic Director of the Barter Players: Katy Brown


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