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Friday, July 19, 2013

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .India (left) and Sabrina (right) Gatts acted out "The Tortoise and the Hare" during "A Bagful of Fables" July 8 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Megan Brockway (left) and Kasey Sheridan (right) portrayed Aesop's "The Wind and The Sun" fable July 8 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater actors portrayed one of Aesop's fables "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" July 8 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater actors, Paige Brockway (left) and Michael Appugliese (right) acted out Aesop's "The Fox and the Grapes" fable at the Poland library July 8.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater actresses, from left, Paige and Megan Brockway played "The Fox and The Crow" at the Poland library July 8.

By ADRIENNE CRISSMAN

acrisman@vindy.com

The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater presented “A Bagful of Fables” at the Poland library July 8.

The show, directed by Carla D. Gipson, was a collection of five of Aesop’s fables including, “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” and “The Wind and the Sun.”

“Each of the fables has a moral ending,” said Gipson.

“A Bagful of Fables” is part of the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater’s summer library tour, which goes through 12 libraries in Mahoning County.

Gipson said the playhouse, the mixture of art and education is good for the children.

“It encourages reading. Not only do they get to see a piece of literature live, but hopefully it will make them want to check out more books,” said Gipson. “The mixture of arts and education together really reaches kids on a whole other level.”

Children attending the event received one-hour toward their summer reading log and were entered in a chance to win a prize.

Amanda Kollar, children’s librarian commended the Playhouse.

“They always do a really great job,” said Kollar.

For more informtion on the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater, visit http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com/youth-theatre/ and for more on the summer reading program, visit http://www.libraryvisit.org/summerreading.aspx.


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