Cast Announced for Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree!

Nov 19, 2015

Cast Announced for Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree!

Bradford Little Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree, the opening show for the 19th Season!  This show will also mark the first production Bradford Little Theatre is producing at their new location.

"There are no leads in this show," director Chelsea Place said of the small cast.  "It's a true ensemble show, everyone has an equal part."

The cast consists of eight actors, including one new actor to BLT.  Each actor will be playing several roles, taking on a new role each scene.  In some instances, actors will play several roles in the same scene.

The actors are:

  • Christopher Lathrop of Bradford
  • Dani Newman of Bradford
  • Jesse Persons of Bradford
  • Julie Rakus, new to BLT, of Olean, NY
  • Rawny Reed of Bradford
  • Chelsey Russell of Port Allegany
  • Jason Shick of Bradford
  • Everly Wingard of St. Marys
Aesops's Fable-ous Christmas Tree mashes up traditional fables with the Christmas stories we all know and love.  Some of the favorite stories you'll see will include Santa's reindeer, led by Donner (played by Jesse Persons), Christmas Spirit (played by Dani Newman), and Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Jason Shick).  The show is family friendly and appropriate for all ages.

"The cast has been working really hard to master the fast pace of the show.  It's difficult because you have twelve different characters over the course of the twelce scenes, so you are constantly having to switch directions and be on top of everything," added Place.

Show dates for Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree are December 4th and 5th at 7:30pm and December 6th at 2pm.