Newnan Theatre Company tames ‘Reluctant Dragon’

Thu, 11/01/2007 - 4:36pm
By: The Citizen

Newnan Theatre Company’s final offering in the Popcorn Theatre Series for Children will be “The Reluctant Dragon,” adapted from the classic tale by Kenneth Grahame by Mary Hall Surface.

The village of Guildermere blames the dragon who lives upon the Downs for 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. While true to the spirit and language of the charming original, this adaptation embraces the dramatic power of what happens when misunderstanding escalates into prejudice and violence. This show is appropriate for all ages.

“The Reluctant Dragon” opens Friday, Nov. 2 and continues Nov. 3-4 and 9-11. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10. Reservations may be made by calling 770-683-6282 or ordered online at

Newnan Theatre Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comedic operetta “The Pirates Of Penzance” beginning Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 15.

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