A Reluctant Dragon
Lexington Children’s Theatre is proud to present A Reluctant Dragon, a World Premiere by Jeremy Kisling. Adrien likes baseball and poetry and is picked on at school and when they try and work things out with their stuffed animals it always ends in violence. When Adrien’s mother witnesses the episode, she puts them to bed and challenges Adrien to think of another way. Adrien enters a dream world of a modern-day telling of Kenneth Graham’s The Reluctant Dragon story complete with baseball and video games. Diego is a peaceful dragon who wants to paint, read, and have tea. But the villagers’ stereotypes and preconceived notions about dragons cause them to hire Santiago the Warrior to rid themselves of the beast. Adrien must find a way to end the conflict and bring about a peaceful solution.
*Please note our Sensory Friendly Performance at 2:30 p.m. Sensory friendly performances are designed to be a safe environment for young people with sensory sensitivities or disabilities as well as first time theatre-goers. We encourage patrons to speak freely, respond, and move around the seating area in reaction to the story. Environmental elements including lighting and sound are also altered to make the space more comfortable for our sensory sensitive audience members. All Sensory Friendly performances are also Pay What You Will – call or visit our Box Office to pay whatever you would like for your tickets to these shows.