The Company Onstage presents Androcles and the Lion
adapted by Aurand Harris
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Opening Saturday, June 30, 2012, Androcles and the Lion, adapted by Aurand Harris will be presented at the Company OnStage for six weeks with two shows every Saturday through July 28, 2012.
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” That is the moral of Aesop’s fables. This story involves Androcles, a runaway slave, who is fleeing for his life in a forest. He encounters a lion in great pain. He heals the animal’s injury and a magnificent friendship results. It is a friendship which survives even the deadly commands of the Roman Emperor. Adapted by Aurand Harris and performed in classical commedia dell’arte style, Androcles and the Lion combines music with rollicking physical comedy that will delight and charm children of all ages.
Androcles and the Lion will be presented every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from June 30 through July 28, 2012. Regular ticket price is $8.00 for adults and children. Coupon books for group rates are available and reservations are strongly recommended. For further information and reservations, call (713) 726-1219 or go to www.companyonstage.org.
Photo 1: Androcles (Andrew Riggs) removes a painful thorn from the Lion (John Patterson) in a scene from Androcles and the Lion at the Company OnStage every Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from June 30 through July 28, 2012.
Photo 2: Androcles (Andrew Riggs), the Lion (John Patterson) and cast of Androcles and the Lion (LtoR: Jonathan Yingst, Todd Thigpen, Amanda Brock, Sam Schnuer) opening June 30, 2012 at the Company OnStage and showing every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through July 28, 2012. (Photographs by Janet Hansen)