The play will also signify an important event in the short history of the Halle Cultural Arts Center. It will be the first time a show has been produced in-house at the center.
Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables will be held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the downtown Apex center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the center or through www.etix.com.
Kathleen Rudolph of the Raleigh Little Theatre first proposed producing the play in Apex.
After contacting Halle Center Director David Wood about her idea she was eventually hired to direct the show.
“It is very exciting for all of us,” said Rudolph, who has taught youth acting classes in Apex for eight years. “There are so many talented youngsters in Apex looking for a place to perform.”
Nine of the 11 youth actors are from either Apex or Cary along with one from Holly Springs and another from Chapel Hill. They range in age from 10 to 16 years old.
“Usually these young actors would have to go to Raleigh or Cary if they wanted to perform in a show outside of a school production,” said Rudolph. “We’ve been hoping Apex would do something like this. “It has been a blast so far. The kids are wonderful and the folks at the Halle Center have been great to us. Now we are just hoping to sell out all the shows.”
Just as the title suggests, the comic play is a slightly updated version of Aesop’s most famous fables. The show’s actors include Rachel Carter, Camryn Cullen, Jasmine Gallup, Connor Gerney, Catherine Linton, Dylan McKeand, Nichole Powell, Lizzie Reynolds,
Nate Sepic, Garrett Stein-Seroussi, and Lauren Toney.
For more information call the Halle Center at 249-1124 or visit www.apexnc.org