Hare & Tortoise is a whimsical retelling of Aesop’s Fable about two friends who have opposite approaches to absolutely everything. As the seasons change from winter to spring, Hare impatiently waits for Tortoise to wake up so they can hurry up and have their race. But Tortoise has other things to do first: a little spring cleaning, taking care of the garden, and enjoying a holiday. Finally the race day arrives – but things don’t turn out the way Hare expected at all!
This charming adaptation by UK playwright Brendan Murray won Best Play for Children and Youth at the Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards in 2012. Carousel Players’ production is a Canadian premiere, and includes original music composed by Niagara’s own Joe Lapinski.
Themes & Curriculum Connections
Fair Play & Teamwork, Respect, Appreciating Difference, The Environment, Daily & Seasonal Change, Plants & Living Things
Directed by Monica Dufault
Set & Costume Design by Kelly Wolf
Original Music by Joe Lapinski
Hare & Tortoise Study Guide