Honest Aesop’s Fables – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


From press release:

Tarradiddle Productions
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

Honest Aesopʼs Fables

created and written by the ensemble
directed by Teodoro Dragonieri
featuring Geoffrey ArmourHayley Carr, Marcel Dragonieri, Luke LaRocqueLeslie McBay and Emily Opal Smith
design by Matthew Pochwalowski
musical direction by Tara Litvack
stage managed by Kjell Cawsey

Honest Aesopʼs Fables is ready to take FringeKids! by storm at the 2013 Toronto Fringe. Based on the stories attributed to Greek writer Aesop, the show is a fun and energetic look at what it means to tell stories in a modern age. Audience will recognize the timeless tales being told, but enjoy the twists and turns that the show takes as it unfolds at the Palmerston Library Theatre.

During the creation process, Tarradiddle Productions brought together 6 actors, a director, musical director and designer to find new meaning in the classic fables. Asking themselves why these stories matter, the team created an original play that incorporates both the essence of the original fables as well as new settings for the characters. Stories like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Honest Woodsman” find new life in this engaging performance told with a hint of commedia dellʼarte for good measure. The show is infused with music that joins the stories in a seamless manner.

Featuring a cast of talented creators and performers and directed by Harold Award-winning director Teodoro Dragonieri, Honest Aesopʼs Fables is a fast-paced, hilarious look at the modern fable for children ages 4 to 104.

Opens JULY 4, 2013 and runs to JULY 13, 2013

PALMERSTON LIBRARY THEATRE (560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2P7)

Thursday July 4 7:15pm
Saturday July 6 12:45pm
Sunday July 7 5:45pm
Monday July 8 2:45pm
Tuesday, July 9 4:15pm
Thursday, July 11 5:15pm
Friday, July 12 1:00pm
Saturday, July 13 4:15pm

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.


At-the-door tickets: $10
At-the-door tickets are available at the venue starting one hour prior to show time – cash sales only.
Advance tickets: $11

50% of tickets are available for sale in advance.
Advance tickets go on sale June 15th, 2013.

Purchase online: fringetoronto.com.
By Phone: 416-966-1062, ext 1.
In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Edʼs (581 Bloor St W).