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  Fable-ous! at Lifeline Theatre


Lifeline Theatre
6912 North Glenwood Chicago

Chicago's acclaimed Lifeline Theatre gooses up the story of The Tortoise and the Hare with a fun modern update that finds the stakes raised for the speedy rabbit, otherwise known as Harrington T. Jordan, who's counting on cashing in on a myriad of endorsements when he wins. But of course, like in the original Aesop's Fable, the tortoise gives him a run for his money, as some new animal characters join in to provide plenty of hijinks. This all-new comic adventure is recommended for kids age 5 and up.

Thru - Feb 19, 2017

Saturdays: 11:00am & 1:00pm
Sundays: 11:00am & 1:00pm

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 773-761-4477

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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Lifeline Theatre's newest children's play, "Fable-ous!", is a treat for everyone, adults as well as kids. Chris Hainsworth's absolutely charming new interpretation of the Hare-Tortoise race takes the audience back stage, as it were, to hear the real story behind the famous race. If you're looking for good children's plays, Lifeline has some of the best in the city. They're consistently bright, cheerful and well-written. Hurry and get your tickets, your kids will love "Fable-ous!""
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Carol Moore

The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended

"...Director Heather Currie orchestrates a playful adventure. From Rehner's tiny steps to Smith's long-legged hops, her ensemble energetically tackle the animal kingdom. Besides the central story, Hainsworth skillfully weaves in other Aesop's fables. As an elegantly-dressed, tea-sipping wolf, Causer listens to D'Agostino's revenge plan. During their conversation, offstage a boy keeps yelling 'wolf' and giggling. Eventually, Causer positions himself to pounce. The subtle reference to 'the boy that cried wolf' is incredibly clever. Later, Causer, now as a lion resembling Sammie Hagar, has a thorn pulled out by D'Agostino. It's the layering of fables and morals that keep the show entertaining especially for the adults. Even sour grapes gets a mention in Hainsworth's tribute to all things Aesop."
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Katy Walsh

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