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Aesop Bops! With Storyteller David Gonzalez


Aesop Bops! with David Gonzalez is coming to SOPAC. It’s a fast-paced, family-fun concert with David Gonzalez, an award-winning storyteller.

Aesop Bops! features a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories including The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell. This feast of funky, physical storytelling is enjoyable for all ages, packed with audience participation and leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too!

Aesop Bops! rocks, and rolls out the red carpet – inviting kids to join in the fun. The recommended ages for this performance are between 4-12. Aesop Bops! is approximately 55 minutes.

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David Gonzalez is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker. He is a cultural ambassador for the US State Department, and is the proud recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence.  

Aesop Bops! with David Gonzalez will be at SOPAC on March 4 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets to for Aesop Bops! with David Gonzalez are $18 and can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at (973) 313-2787.

SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization.
SOPAC received funding through a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,



Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit

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