- The Washington Times - Friday, March 23, 2007

By Reagan Karr, age 5

Unitas Classical Christian Homeschool Cooperative, Davidsonville, Md.

I saw “Aesop Bops!” at the Kennedy Center Family Theater. The show was a lot of fun. There were two people in the show: David Gonzales, who is a storyteller, and Daniel Kelly, who played music.

Mr. Gonzales told us three stories: “The Lion and the Mouse,” “The Fisherman and His Wife” and “The Turtle’s Shell.” He used his hands, body, music and different voices to tell the stories. Before the show started, we got a paper that my mom read to me that told a little bit about the stories we saw in the show.

In “The Lion and the Mouse,” the lion was going to eat the mouse, but then the mouse saved the lion from hunters, so the lion didn’t eat him, and then they were friends. In “The Fisherman and His Wife,” the fish talked. It gave the fisherman three wishes, but the last wish didn’t come true because the fisherman and his wife were too greedy.

In “The Turtle’s Shell,” a turtle fell from the sky after riding on the back of a bird. The turtle’s shell broke after he fell, so he was naked. The turtle had to pick up the pieces of his shell and put it back together, which is why turtles’ shells look like they do today.

My favorite part of the show was when everyone helped to tell the stories. I especially liked what we did for the first two stories.

In “The Lion and the Mouse,” we roared like lions. In “The Fisherman and His Wife,” we used motions to tell the story. We moved our arms as if we were rowing a boat.

My mom liked the music in the show. Another fun part of the show was when kids got up and told about funny things their pets do.

The show closed March 11, but I definitely would tell other people to go and see “Aesop Bops!” if they could. It was too good!

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