The Ant and The Grasshopper
18 February to 19 March 2017 Venue: Sota Drama Centre
Creative: Written and Directed by Brian Seward Music composed and arranged by Julian Wong Recommendation: Most suitable for 3 to 12 years and families Duration: 50 minutes musical including meet and greet
A classic fable from Aesop… The Ant and the Grasshopper will be showing at the SOTA Drama Theatre from 18th February to 19th March 2017.
Returning after a SELL-OUT run in 2-14, The Ant and The Grasshopper is a 50 minutes musical is suitable for THE WHOLE FAMILY – ANYONE 3 years old and above! Once there lived an Ant – a hard-working and every-busy Ant who never seemed to have time for play or relaxation. And then there was Grasshopper, with time on his hands and nothing much to do all day. And visiting from time to time, there was Caterpillar! Somehow they were friends. All day long Ant would work hard, without stop or rest, collecting grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder. And the Grasshopper would laugh, and say “why do you work so hard, dear Ant? Come, and rest awhile, listen to my song. Summer is here; the days are long and bright. Why waste the sunshine in labour and toil?” But summer does not last long – and soon Winter and the frozen cold will come… What will happen to Grasshopper then? What exactly will Ant do? And where will Caterpillar go? A fast-paced and interactive production full of fun, specially created with the younger – Primary and Pre-primary audience in mind, but with unexpected twists and turns to keep even the grownups engaged, involved and on their toes! This is one of those stories you really think you know – until you examine it a little closer. In the original Fable by Aesop, the ants work all day, never taking time to appreciate the world around them. Whilst he Grasshopper does not see the value in working… In Singapore we like to think that the Ants are the perfect example of what we should be like. But is the Grasshopper completely wrong in is point of view? And are the Ants really following the best path in life? There could be something valuable to learn from the Grasshopper, and the other insects you will meet on the way. In our tiny Island nation I am sure we can learn something from this tiny insect world!