`Aesop’s Fables on Stage' Opens Columbus State Theatre Season

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with Aesop’s Fables on Stage Sept. 9-12 on the MainStage at Theatre on the Park on CSU’s downtown Columbus RiverPark campus. Robin Lyles. Brad Coggin and Thomas Freeman perform in `Aesop.'
Curtain times for the production at Theatre on the Park are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Director and CSU Theatre Professor Brenda May Ito described the production as “several of the fables and parables told in a fast-paced creative way.”

Featured fables will include “The Milk Maid and Her Pail,” “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs,” the “Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Sun and the Wind.”

Additional shows are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sept. 9-10 at Theatre on the Park for daycare centers, home-schooled children and small schools.

The production will visit larger schools in the area as part of a tour through Dec. 2 of Georgia and Alabama schools.

The CSU student cast is comprised of senior Robin Lyles from Harlem, Ga., sophomore Thomas Freeman from Moultrie, Ga., sophomore Brad Coggin from Lawrenceville, Ga., and understudy Alex Yebra, a sophomore from Mill Creek, Ga.

Also, senior Richard Frazier from Atlanta is assistant director, and senior Kyle Phillips from Manchester, Ga.. is stage and tour manager.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students can receive one free ticket while CSU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets. Discounts apply for groups of 10-19 (10 percent) and 20 or more (20 percent).

Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour prior to each show. For more information, go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/ or call 706-507-8400.