Thursday | February 22 | 6:30 pm
Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University
Enchantment Theatre Company presents My Father’s Dragon. Adapted by Jennifer Blatchley Smith, Leslie Reidel, and Landis Smith. Music by Charles Gilbert. Based on My Father’s Dragon and Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. By arrangement with Ruth Stiles Gannett.
From Enchantment Theatre Company, who brought you Peter Rabbit Tales in 2015, My Father’s Dragon tells the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow- and blue-striped dragon. When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need – including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? As they travel over the ocean they get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. The resourceful Elmer helps the canaries overcome their “curiosity disease” and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries’ blessings, the dauntless duo at last returns home.
With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre’s distinctive style, complete with puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music. This production lasts approximately one hour and is suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets available at pagetheatre.org.
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