The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is excited to present the opening show of the 2017/18 season of Schooltime with “My Father’s Dragon” by Enchantment Theatre Company on Oct. 10 at the Sayre Theatre, with two performances at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Enchantment Theatre Company of Philadelphia is thrilled to tour and present “My Father’s Dragon” based on the beloved book series by Ruth Stiles Gannett. In collaboration with the author and in celebration of the book’s 70th Anniversary, we are delighted to bring these enchanting books to life.
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.
Don’t miss this show or the opportunity to bring your little ones…great for ages pre-K through 5th (or really any age). Seats are filling up fast, so call 570-268-ARTS (2787) to make your reservation. Tickets are only $6 a person.
Thank you to our sponsors, Claverack, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and United Way for making this program possible.
About the Bradford County Regional Arts Council: Established in 1976, the BCRAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by advocating for the Arts, cultivating quality arts programming and preserving Bradford County’s historic theatres as venues for performances, community events and movies. For more information, visit BCRAC online at www.bcrac.org or www.facebook.com/BCRAC.