Conception Seminary College to host fall annual play based on Aesop’s Fables

Conception Seminary College will present their annual theater production, entitled A Bagful of Fables, by Robert R. Lehan.

This collection of fables presents Aesop with an attitude! Join this lively troupe of actors and even Aesop — who may be long gone from this earth but is still the life of the party! — as they bring to the stage the tried and true stories of “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” and “The Sun and the Wind.”

The audience will be engaged as Aesop runs the show, pulling the scripts out of his messenger bag and assigning roles to actors. There’s even a touch of magic — when the actors hold the scripts to their foreheads, they magically learn the lines! Other actors become a Greek chorus, providing voiced music and sound effects and engaging the audience along the way. Playful bickering, witty banter, lively stage action, and audience interaction are the perfect mix to make this play fun for all ages! This exciting adaptation was a third prize winner of the Beverly Hills Theater Guild’s Marilyn Hall Award. The play is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado.

Production dates are Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Michael Hall Gymnasium on the Conception Seminary College campus in Conception, Missouri.

Admission is $10.00 with children 12 and under free. No reservations areneeded. Pay at the door. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The production is under the direction of Br. Cyprian Langlois, Director of Drama at Conception Seminary College. For further information, contact Br. Cyprian at (660)944-2837 or email

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