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A Visit with Aesop

from Actors Company

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A Visit with Aesop. The greatest storyteller in the world would like to visit with you!  Aesop shares the story of his own life, along with his classic fables such as the Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, The Two Frogs, and Androcles and the Lion, among others.  Charming, delightful, entertaining, with lots of positive life lessons and audience interaction. K – Gr 5. Note, other traditional story-telling shows from J.T. Turner are available, including “Traditional New England Ghost Stories by ‘Candlelight’”, Gr 4 & up, and “Winter Tales from Around the World”, K – Gr 5.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $220.00
Point to Point Premium: $200.00
By Request: $220.00
By Request Premium: $200.00

Title 1 Schools may request a $20 discount off the Regular Price of $220. DIscount also available per site when requesting a program for multiple sites to tune in simultaneously. Please inquire at . Thank you!


30 minutes - 1 hour (adaptable to scheduling/developmental needs)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

WebExJoin by internet connection

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Unless cancelled due to official emergency (e.g., school closed due to weather emergency), cancellation must be received in writing by The Actors Company at least 2 weeks in advance of scheduled program, to avoid fees for late cancellations. Those who cancel within 2 weeks, and do NOT re-book program (subject to 20% re-booking fee) will still be responsible for full program fee.. Please contact us with any questions.

About This Provider

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Actors Company

Waltham, MA
United States

The Actors Company offers original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows. Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS & STE in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Shows are presented in period costume, and adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. The Actors Company
also offers professional development workshops for performing artists. 

TAC was founded by J.T. Turner (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), an award-winning professional writer, actor, director, and educator, and is managed by Marci Diamond, M.P.A. (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. They have extensive experience working with schools, universities, senior communities, theaters, museums, filmmakers, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. 

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Program Details


1. Aesop discusses his life a slave and his eventual freedom in ancient Greece
2. With the participation of audience members as characters in his fables, Aesop shares several of his tales, and discusses the structure and morals of these famous fables with participants.
3. Question and answer time with Aesop


Participants will:
1. Understand how a fable is structured and be able to describe or replicate this structure.
2. Develop an appreciation for the morals of Aesop's fables and how they can be applied to contemporary life.