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Old made new again at Sonnenberg Homecoming


From left, in the back row: Director Christa Wolf, Jaxon Ellington, Obadiah Geiser, Noah Eash; middle row: Kate Stoltzfus, Ellie Miller, Abigail Polen, Elise Falb; front row: Elijah Polen, Piper Polen, Kameryn Troyer are part of the cast for “Aesop in Fables.”

The newly formed Sonnenberg Children’s Theatre rehearses for “Aesop in Fables.”

Children’s theatre group presents ‘Aesop in Fables’

KIDRON  The newly formed Sonnenberg Children’s Theatre group will be performing “Aesop in Fables,” written and directed by Christa J. Wolf in conjunction with this year’s Homecoming celebration at Sonnenberg Village. A cast of 17 local children between the ages of 9-14 will stage a unique 40-minute play that intermingles the life story of famed storyteller Aesop with some of his most beloved fables including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Boy Who Cried Wolf, City Mouse and Country Mouse, and others.

Performances will be 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at Sonnenberg Village Community Center, 13497 Hackett Road, Kidron, Ohio. Ticket prices: Friday, Aug. 13, adult tickets are $5, children $3, with (immediate) family rate of $20; Saturday, Aug. 14: Walk-in for a suggested donation of $3 a person. Tickets will be available first-come, first serve at the Village on Saturday morning for those who attend Homecoming. Seating is limited to 150 for both performances.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance for the Aug. 13 performance by calling Sharon Wolf at 330-466-7439.

Old made new again at Sonnenberg Homecoming

Sonnenberg Homecoming schedule
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14
Live entertainment will be provided in the Welcome Center throughout the morning.
10 a.m. Swiss Echoes (Accordion Group)
11 a.m. Sonnenberg Children’s Theatre Performance of “Aesop in Fables”
12 p.m. Just Passing Through (Bluegrass).
1 p.m. Exhibition vintage baseball game between Smithville Stars and a team of locals from the Kidron community.

KIDRON  Sonnenberg Village’s annual homecoming celebration is back this year with renewed vigor.

People of all ages will find something to enjoy at homecoming 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at 13497 Hackett Road where the old is made new again.

Read the complete story in the Aug. 4, 2021 edition.


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