The Kentwood Players theater group will present this summer’s Kentwood Kids production of an original adaptation of “Aesop’s Fables” with five performances on three Saturdays, beginning August 1st at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.

Performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1st, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. August 8th, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. August 15th.

Several of Aesop’s classic fables get a new twist in this fresh, funny script written by Kentwood Players member Shirley Hatton, a Westchester Playhouse spokesperson said.

The story begins when Aesop announces that he needs his workshop cleaned for the dignitaries that are coming for a visit. While cleaning the workshop, the young apprentices learn lessons that help them along their journey. And with an “order-barking” boss laying down the rules, these youngsters will need all of the help they can get to reach their goal before the time runs out.

The production is directed by Jordan Bland and assistant directed and produced by Adam Dunberger. Drew Fitzsimmons takes on the backstage role of stage manager.

Featured in the cast are Marcy Agreen, Amanda Araque, Colette Araque, Liliana Brown, Madison Browning, Makenzie Browning, Gypsy Foster, Logan Gould, Trinity King, Kobe Kubes, Brittany Lundquist, Victor Mashevsky, Francesca Palermo, Jaren Rhodes, Valerie Ruel, Alan Trapenard — and puppets.

All audience members are invited to meet the cast and enjoy refreshments in the theater lobby after the performance. Parents are welcome to bring a camera for photo opportunities during the after performance reception only.

An adult must accompany all children in the theater.

Tickets are $10 with a special family four-pack of seats for $35. For reservations, (310) 645-5156 Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.kentwoodplayers.org/. Special needs seating is available in the front row and should be arranged with the box office at the time of ticket purchase.

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