Gobble Up

Mar 23, 2014

GobbleUpStoriesLogoCaltech Professor Emeritus Oscar Mandel is said to write with an ironic wit. His new book, Otherwise Fables, is scheduled to be released in April and will be published by Pasadena’s own Prospect Park Books. A selection of stories from the book has been adapted into a theatrical production titled Gobble Up Stories, which shall be performed by the Caltech Players.

Oscar Mandel’s little moral tales are full of unexpected points, deep lessons, ethical ambiguity, and raise challenging questions of modern culture. Witty and profound, in the tradition of Aesop, these entertaining fables will delight all ages; a fun farce featuring characters—animal, vegetable, and mineral! (Official press release)

Directed by Kathryn Bikle with sets by Elena Scire and costumes by Ann K. Lindsey.


Sixth grade student Phoebe Kellogg, and Caltech grad students Manan Arya and Kari Alison Hodge; photo by Eric Ancker

Gobble Up Stories
Friday & Saturday, April 4th-5th, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th, 2 p.m.
Caltech, Ramo Auditorium
Tickets:  general, $18; general students & seniors, $9; Caltech students, $5
Purchase tickets:  call 626.395.4652
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Oscar Mandel is an acclaimed Belgian-born American author and scholar who has published on numerous topics in English as well as in French. He has written on the subjects of literary theory and art history, translated plays, and authored his own poetry, drama, and fiction. He is a Professor Emeritus of Literature at California Institute of Technology, having taught as a professor there for over 40 years.


Otherwise Fables

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