Based on some of Aesop's best-loved fables--Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Androcles and the Lion and The Ant and the Grasshopper--six students and a substitute teacher combine forces to turn an after-school detention into the madcap world of make believe. A charming children's tale of joy and goodwill written by Northwestern University alumni Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler and directed by Rives Collins, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? is a critically acclaimed and high-spirited musical reveals universal truths for all ages.
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