AESOP's FABLES Played 6th - 24th December, 2007 AESOP's FABLES 2 Played 28th - 14th December, 2008 Performed by JIm West & Company Produced by Chae Lian & Richard Harding Gardner Staged in The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
New York City-based Jim West Puppets debuted in Asia with a three-week run of AESOP'S FABLES at The
Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre. Master puppeteer and author Jim West presented seven of Aesop's tales and delighted young audiences and their families with his unique combination of puppetry, humour, classical music and the hilarious antics of Moral the dog! Sponsors included ntv7.
New York's Jim West Puppets returned with AESOP'S FABLES II. Once again, Moral the dog was a favourite among children and their parents as he
told the stories of The Goose that Lay the Golden Egg, The Oak and the Reed,
The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and his Councillors, and The Stargazer.
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Jim West graduated from Otterbein College with a degree in Drama and he continued his studies in New York at the Herbert Berghof Studio and at Parsons School of Design. He developed and performed the shadow puppets for the Metropolitan Opera's production of Manon and has appeared on US television programme "Mr Rogers' Neighborhood", introducing Fred Rogers and countless children to the art of creating hand shadows. For many years, Jim worked with award-winning puppeteer Marshall Izen. Together, Jim & Marshall co-authored Why The Willow Weeps, a Doubleday picture book, and won the Parents Choice Award for The Dog who Sang at the Opera, a picture book for Harry Abrams Publishers. For over 20 years, Jim has performed before hundreds of thousands of children. His current repertoire includes Aesop's Fables, Animal Crackers, Mozart, Monsters & Matisse, Pop-Ups, Puppets & Parades, Dinosaurs!, and his newest creation, Aesop's Fables II.
Production Manager – Bebe Chan
Lighting Operator – Ee Chee Wei