The New Victory Theater , which brings the whole world to New York families, announces its 2019-2020 Season, including South Africa’s Olivier Award-winning Isango Ensemble which enlivens familiar fables with bright marimba music in the vibrant opera AESOP’S FABLES ( November 1 – 3, 2019).
Based on a brilliant script by playwright Peter Terson, Isango’s production of Aesop’s Fables was turned into a vibrant and powerful musical by Mandisi Dyantyis and Pauline Malefane. Although Aesop is portrayed as a Greek dressed in a short Greek tunic the production contextualises the story in the recent history of South Africa. Aesop was historically a slave and in Terson’s script he learns that liberty comes with responsibility as he journeys to Mount Olympus meeting his animal characters on the way. Lungelo Ngamlana’s inventive and beautiful dances add to the atmosphere of this powerful moral story.
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‘Aesops Fables is a must see for all.’
Cape Argus South Africa
‘I am captivated by the ensembles extraordinary versatility and the sheer joy each performer brings to each production.’
Sunday Times South Africa
‘…vivid, enthralling display…the story is beautifully rendered…a palpable playful delight’
Sunday Express UK
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