‘The Reluctant Dragon’ in Pinedale Oct 18
Actors, puppets perform classic tale
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
October 13, 2008
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present a FREE production of "The Reluctant Dragon" this Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m. in the Pinedale Auditorium. The production (which is appropriate for all ages) will be performed by Tears of Joy Puppet Theater Company of Vancouver, Washington. The show will consist of both actors and puppets performing the classic tale.
What happens when a magnificent dragon moves into the neighborhood? Find out in this spectacular play based on the story by Kenneth Grahame.
The dragon, as wonderful as any who ever took the stage, is not the fearsome type. He, like the boy that befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume they are in grave danger and call on Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. Sir George discovers the dragon is no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship. The villagers decide they can live in peace with their dragon.
In addition to the free Pinedale performance, actors from Tears of Joy will be involved in a lengthy arts residency in both the Pinedale and Big Piney school districts (Oct. 13 – 24). The art-based residency focuses on puppet making and will incorporate elements of the show.
The Oct. 18 performance is presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art, Sublette BOCES, Western/Sublette #9 BOCES, SCSD No. 1, SC Recreation Board, the Town of Pinedale, VSA arts of Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Wyoming Community Foundation.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322.