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    The Reluctant Dragon

    The Reluctant Dragon, adapted by Mary Hall Surface from the book by Kenneth Grahame, directed by Ricky Drummond

    by Mary Hall Surface | directed by Ricky Drummond

    Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame | The village of Guildermere blames the dragon who lives upon the downs for their dying crops and sour milk. But this dragon is a peace-loving, poetry-spouting fellow who would much prefer a cup of tea to a battle. When Saint George arrives, the dragon and his young friend, Glaston, face quite a challenge indeed. A charming tale of an unlikely friendship, this play for young people and families embraces the dramatic power of what happens when misunderstanding escalates into prejudice and violence.

    “This revamped retelling is a treat for children of all ages. …the overall message of this show is one of tolerance and acceptance, friendship and loyalty, and the importance of staying true to your heart. — MD Theatre Guide


    Sat, May 11 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, May 12 @ 11:00 am
    Sat, May 18 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, May 19 @ 11:00 am
    Sat, May 25 @ 11:00 am
    Sun, May 26 @ 11:00 am


    Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA is dedicated to fostering theatrical experiences for all, and inclusiveness and accessibility are pillars of the PRK mission. Visit the Accessibility & Inclusivity page to learn more about how PRK makes productions at Keegan Sensory Friendly.

    The Keegan Theatre and Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA can make no assurances that these performances will be suitable for everyone with autism. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their child’s viewing and engagement with these performances.

    The Cast

    Dragon Duane Richards II
    Grimsby Nigel Rowe
    Kendal MK Sagastume
    Saint George Jonathan Helwig
    Morpeth Izzy Smelkinson
    Glaston Moira Todd
    Woolchester Timothy H. Lynch
    Darby Jane Petkofsky

    The Production Team

    Director Ricky Drummond
    Assistant Director Magenta Howard
    Stage Manager Allison Poms
    Assistant Stage Manager Seo-Jin Lee
    Scenic Designer Matthew J. Keenan
    Lighting Designer Hailey LaRoe
    Sound Designer Gordon Nimmo-Smith
    Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson
    Properties / Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs