Arts and Culture for Early Years       May 11 – 20, 2019        

Hare & Tortoise

Carousel Players ,

at Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy

Hare & Tortoise is a whimsical retelling of Aesop’s fable about two friends who have opposite approaches to absolutely everything. As the seasons change from winter to spring, Hare impatiently waits for Tortoise to wake up so they can hurry up and have their race. But Tortoise has other things to do first: a little spring cleaning, taking care of the garden, and enjoying a holiday. Finally the race day arrives – but things don’t turn out the way Hare expected at all!

Please be advised: performances of this show are exclusively dedicated to the students of Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy and made possible with the generous support of an anonymous donor.

To learn more about this unique school click here. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of children and provide free WeeFestival tickets to children, please contact Associate Producer Claire Wynveen at or view our donation options here.


Directed by Monica Dufault
Set & Costume Design by Kelly Wolf
Original Music by Joe Lapinski

About Carousel Players

Young people are at the heart of our work. Carousel is committed to inclusive and diverse stories that contribute to a dialogue about how young people interact with their peers, their friends, their families, teachers, and society at large. Our work as a company is to listen to that voice and reflect it in our work. We provide a space where young people’s stories and dreams can be supported and heard, and where they can be active contributors to their current narrative.

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