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My Father's Dragon

Location: Miller Symphony Hall 23 N 6th St, Allentown, PA 18101

From: March 17, 2018 at 2:00pm to: 4:00pm

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Pre-Show Activities for Kids at 12:30pm in the Rodale Community Room

 

Presented by ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY

Based on the beloved stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett​
Exclusive production authorized by author Ruth Stiles Gannett
Story adaptation by Jennifer and Landis Smith and Leslie Reidel, Artistic Directors of Enchantment Theatre Company
Score by Charles Gilbert, composer of Enchantment’s Peter Rabbit Tales
Production design by C. David Russell, Designer for Enchantment’s Peter Rabbit Tales

In collaboration with author Ruth Stiles Gannett and in celebration of the books’ 70th Anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the three tales of My Father’s Dragon to life on stage.

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. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

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