Announcing the Cast of Aesop’s Fables

Nagoya Players is excited to announce the cast for our upcoming production of AESOP’S FABLES. Famed playwright James Brock has adapted four of Aesop’s classic morality tales into one fast-paced and energetic show. Join us March 30-31st 2019 at Chikusa Playhouse to watch your favorite Aesop characters FOX, CROW, TORTOISE, HARE, DONKEY, and OWL come to life and share their wisdom and knowledge.


Biagino Cristiano as AESOP

Yua Naruse as FOX & OWL

Atsumi Yamamoto as CROW

Masa Wood as TORTOISE

Denise Hewitt as HARE

Naudia Patterson as DONKEY

Satoe Matsuoka as FOX

Amy Braun as FOX

The show will be directed by Shawn Mahler and Chika Suzuki

Shawn Mahler, Director

Chika Suzuki, Director

Original music by Robert Beatty, Coleen Wickdahl and Leslie Bartlett.
Original costume design by master artisan Shoji Fujii of Arimatsu Shibori-Some.
Set Design by Tomokazu Nemoto


Aesop’s Fables will begin rehearsals this August. We are still looking for volunteers to help us create this cool and unique show. We need stagehands, techs, front of house, graphic designers, promoters and more! All are welcomed. If you’d like to join the show please email Shawn Mahler at

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