The Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department presents a fable for children, "Wiley and the Hairy Man" by Suzan Zeder, Thursday through Sunday Nov.4-7 in Carrington Auditorium on the MSU campus. Like Aesop's fables, "Wiley and the Hairy Man" is drawn from native folk wisdom. "Outwit the Hairy Man three times and he won't scare you ever again," says Mammy. Trembling, Wiley sets out for the woods, prepared to confront the Hairy Man; he looks fear in the face and outwits it. The adventures are presented in lyric poetry and mime. The actors become the woods, the cabin, and all the props. Performances are Thursday through Saturday Nov.4-6 at 7:30pm and Sunday Nov.7 at 2:30pm. Children 12 and under are admitted free; otherwise tickets range from $8 to $14. Call the Missouri State Tix number, 836-7678 or visit www.missouristatetix.com.