The Reluctant Dragon -- ancient story with a modern twist

Our handsome and heroic St. George (in an early rehearsal)
Our handsome and heroic St. George (in an early rehearsal)

Early in this play, several gripping questions arise:

·        will St. George defeat the dragon?

·        will the wicked stepmother succeed in her homicidal plans?

·        will the venal Assistant Mayor ever become the mayor?

·         will the dragon breathe flames?

·        should dragons be "extinctified"?

The Rossland Light Opera Players throw their hearts into answering those questions for us, and a good time is had by all.  This is a light-hearted antidote to our late, cold spring.

Performances will be at Rossland Summit School on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm.  Doors open at 7:00.

Castlegar residents, or Rosslanders who can't get to the RSS shows, will have an opportunity to see the action on Saturday, April 29, at two show times:  a matinee at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30), and an evening performance at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).

And on Friday, May 5, and Saturday May 6, the dragon will visit Trail, at J.L. Crowe. The Friday show is at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00, and there's a matinee performance on Saturday at  2:00 pm (doors at 1:30) and a final evening show at 7:30 (doors at 7:00).

The play is by Elliott Baker, based on a short story by Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932), author of  "Wind in the Willows."  

This year, the organization now known as the Rossland Light Opera Players has been entertaining local audiences since 1937 -- 80 years.  Long may it continue.

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