Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Ant and the Grasshopper Giveaway by I Theatre!

Returning after a sell-out run in 2014 which Dumpling and I thoroughly enjoyed, The Ant and the Grasshopper returns this year with the same catchy songs BUT with bigger and more spectacular set and props! 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!

The 50-minute run time is great for young children while the values touched on, in all I Theatre’s productions, will resonate well by the older children.  Previously portrayed as a puppet, the key character Nessa, returns as a “live actor” in this production where the transformation into a butterfly is more spectacular!    

:: The synopsis
Once there lived an Ant - a hard-working and ever-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 is 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 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?'

Whilst Caterpillar calmly carried on, doing what caterpillars do best…
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 Note from the Artistic Director/Producer – Brian Seward
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 the 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 his 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!

I am pleased to share that I have 2 sets x family package (4 tickets each package) to give away!

:: Terms and Conditions
  1. These tickets will be to the 11am show on Sunday 19 February
  2. Winner is to collect the tickets directly from I Theatre office @ 27 Kerbau Road by 15 February (no onsite collection is allowed) during office hours.
  3. Tickets are not exchangeable for cash or for other dates.
  4. Please remember to leave a comment below on "What is your favorite Aesop Fable and why?"
  5. The giveaway is not endorsed, associated with administrated by Facebook.
  6. As the play takes place in Singapore, this giveaway is opened only to Singapore Residents. GOOD LUCK! 
Can't wait for the giveaway results? You can purchase tickets here!

:: Event Date
Sat, 18 Feb - Sun, 19 Mar 2017
18 Feb - 10 Mar 2017,  Thu - Fri: 10.30am
14 Mar - 17 Mar 2017, Tue - Fri: 10.30am & 2.00pm
Sat & Sun: 11am & 2.30pm

:: Venue

Disclaimer: The giveaway is kindly sponsored by I Theatre. We are not compensated for the post. All opinions expressed are entirely ours.

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  1. Our favourite Aesop fable of late would be the Goose that laid the Golden Egg because it teaches us about the importance of contentment and learning to wait. A lovely way to teach the littles about being grateful for what they have.;)

  2. My fav is The Ant and grasshopper! Great story to teach the children to always be prepared for necessity and don't take things for granted' :)

  3. My fav is The Lion and The Mouse. It shows that everyone has their own value. We should be an inclusive society.

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway! Hope to enjoy this production with my little one.

    FB: Gladys Tiyo

  4. Our Favourite Aesop fable is the lion and the mouse! Love that it can teach my boys not to belittle ourself! FB: theresa Tay

  5. Definitely the lion and the mouse! It tells everyone is here for a reason. Believe in yourself.

  6. It has to be The Hare and The Tortoise as it is a story almost everyone hears when they are young. It teaches both adults and children to be slow and steady.

  7. Our Favourite Aesop fable is the lion and the mouse! Love that the stories all have a take home message which in this case is not to belittle ourself! FB: Katherine Heng

  8. My fav Aesop Fable is the one about the hare and the tortoise. It teaches the importance of perseverance, consistency and humility, and that pride comes before a fall.

  9. Favourite is The Hare and the Tortoise as I believe this was the first fable my parents told me and also the first fable I told my kids. Great moral teachings about pride before a fall and never give up attitude!
    Teo Yee Long

  10. Definitely the lion and the mouse! It tells us that everyone one plays a part, no matter how big or how small we are and not to belittle ourself!

  11. My favorite Aesop Fable is The Hare and the Tortoise because it is a very good story to teach children about the importance of perseverance and never give up attitude :-)

  12. Our family favorite Aesop Fable is The Boy Who Cry Wolf because it teaches us the importantance of telling the truth

  13. Favourite story is the Boy Who Cry Wolf because it is THE story to teach young kids not to lie and not to play pranks on others.

    Robert Sim

  14. My favourite story is The Fox & The Crow. It reminds us not to trust flatters.

  15. The Hare and the Tortoise. Slow and steady wins the race!

  16. I love The Tortoise and the Hare that teaches moral values that fast and impatient won't mean u will win but slow and preservance will get you there. And arrogance is certainly not a merit too. This is certainly the right story that teaches myself and my kids too

  17. Our Favourite Aesop fable is the lion and the mouse! Love that the stories and the morale in which we should not belittle ourself! Everyone has a role to play and could help in one way or another.
    FB: Adeline Tan huixiu

  18. The boy who cried wolf :)
    This story teaches my kids to be truthful, never tell lies or no one will trust you anymore. Especially important at this stage where they are at their cheekiest.

  19. My Favourite Aesop Fable is The boy who cried wolf. It teaches about honesty and what would happen if keep lying. I often reference to this fable when reminding my kids to be truthful.

  20. fav is The boy who cried wolf. It is very important to let children to be aware not to tell lies and the consequences of lying.

    Fb : Grace Ng

    email : nctgrace@yahoo.com

  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway ��

    My favourite Aesop fable is The Ant and the Grasshopper! It taught me about the importance of hard work and friendship since I was young. I read this story to my two girls too, and am happy that they enjoy the story as well! Will love to win the tickets to bring them to the play! 😊

    Email: han.huimin886@gmail.com

  22. My favourite Aesop Fable is the hare and the tortoise as it teaches us to be humble and not be proud and at the same time, always be patient.

    My FB is Andy Neo and email is andyneo75@yahoo.com.sg


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