WICA presents: Tears of Joy Theatre’s ‘The Reluctant Dragon’ on Nov. 6

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Oct. 28, 2015

WICA’s Family Series returns at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 with this unique adaptation of a beloved children’s story, “The Reluctant Dragon,”performed by Tears of Joy Theatre, the internationally recognized and highly acclaimed masters of puppetry.

What happens when a dragon moves into the neighborhood? Find out in this delightful play based on the story by Kenneth Grahame. The dragon, as magnificent as any dragon who ever took the stage, is not the fearsome type. He, like the boy who befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume that they are in grave danger and send for Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. With the boy’s help, Sir George learns that the dragon poses no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship.

Tears of Joy Theatre is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theaters, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year their programs serve over 100,000 children and adults. Tears of Joy Theatre has received a Washington State Governor’s Arts Award and a Young Audiences Sunburst Award for its “exemplary commitment to arts in education.”

In addition to the public evening performance, there will be a free matinee earlier that day for the students of Langley Middle School – made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. Tickets prices are: Adult $15 / Youth $10 – Ages 12 and under

To purchase tickets, visit www.wicaonline.org for online ticketing, call the Box Office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268, or stop by the box office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. and two hours before every show. Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12 noon on the day of the show.

These activities are supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), ArtsWA, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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