Fables In Slang

Fables in Slang


Written by Gene Jones

Cast: 2F, 3M
Onstage Piano
Set Requirements: Unit Set

A Ragtime Revue based on the writings of George Ade

FABLES IN SLANG transports its audience back to the halcyon period between the Spanish-American and Great Wars, when America spoke – and sang – softly while carrying a big stick. Subtitled “A Ragtime Revue,” this natty, nostalgic and educational little show stylishly mingles the all-but-forgotten prose of the Middle American humorist George Ade with the proletarian poetry of musicians and songwriters like Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Harry Von Tilzer, Bert Kalmar and Bert Williams.

The New York Times