Theater: Allegorical Romp

From Aesop to Orwell, fables have been populated with animals; yet, the animals have simply been people in a transparent disguise. The fable is the mythic mirror of man, and what he sees there is not his face but his nature.

In Story Theater, Director Paul Sills and his enviably talented company have set this mirror on the stage and its reflecting images constitute a hilarious allegorical romp. Story Theater is a mode of dramatic presentation as well as a title. The idea is to illustrate texts, usually myths, legends and folk tales, with a limited use of words. Sills, a co-founder...

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