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Fables from afar at Aurora Theatre
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Aurora Children’s Playhouse
Aug. 17: “Fables Fantastiques!”
Aug. 24: Hot Diggity Doug
Aug. 31: Freeze Frame
Cost: $7
Contact: 678-226-6222 or

In honor of Aurora Theatre’s season opener, Les Misérables, the theater’s children’s playhouse keeps the French theme going with the delightful “Fables Fantastiques.”

Théâtre du Rêve, Atlanta’s unique French-language theatre company, will share the fantastic world of fables as the fall season opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The bilingual original production is an adaptation of fables from Aesop, La Fontaine and West Africa and will come to life through physical theater, storytelling and audience interaction.

The next production will feature one of Atlanta’s best storytellers with his newest program, Hot Diggity Doug. On Aug. 24, dignified and doggedly diligent do-gooder Doug, with the aid of his daring dog Digger, digs down deep into some classic and popular tales. They will dig a hole to the other side of the world, explore McElligot’s Pool, help Moonbear escape his shadow and root on Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, not to mention marvel at an odd fellow who has a notion to dig a hole in the ceiling.

Big Thinkers Science Exploration also will return for science fun Aug. 31.

The Big Thinkers will beat the summer heat with Freeze Frame, a chilling look into the world of dry ice. Audiences will discover what dry ice is and how it behaves as well as create huge plumes of foggy carbon dioxide. Children will explore the effects of carbonation with the Big Thinkers Soda Pop and even catch dry ice bubbles in their hands.

Performances are at 10 a.m. on select Saturdays and last 45 minutes.