‘Aesop’ to open at Simpich Theater
Old Colorado City puppeteer David Simpich will reprise his first-ever solo performance with live presentations of his original play, “Aesop,” Sept. 22 to Nov. 7
The location will be the Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre, 2413 West Colorado Ave., with shows Fridays (7 p.m.) and Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays (2:30 p.m.).
Admission costs are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $10 for children. On Wednesdays, all seats are $9.
Performances are recommended for adults and school-age children.
The cast will consist of Simpich as Aesop (a slave in ancient Greece whose fables are still told to this day), as well as “life-sized animal marionettes and hand puppets,” a press release states. Built by Simpich, they represent various animals who were featured in Aesop's stories, including a lion, stork, fox, grasshopper and ant. The ensemble will present a “unique amalgamation of over ten of the stories,” the release continues.
Recalling how the stories were read to him as a child, Simpich said he “decided to actually become a part of the action of the show in the roll of the escaped hunchback slave. It not only allowed for a unique story concept, it was a way of inviting the audience 'back stage', so to speak, to observe the process of creating live puppet theatre.”
For more information, or to buy tickets, call 465-2492 or go to simpich.com.
From a press release