2017/2018 Main Stage Season





Fall: November 2 through November 19, 2017

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
by Mary Hall Surface
Crops are dying, milk is souring, and the village of Guildermere has no one to blame but the dragon who lives upon the downs. The townspeople call in St. George to challenge the dragon to a duel, but this dragon has no interest in duels. This is a peace-loving, poetry-spouting dragon who would much prefer a cup of tea. This adaptation of the original story explores what happens when misunderstandings escalate into prejudice and violence. Adapted by Mary Hall Surface, based on the book by Kenneth Graham, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Holiday: December 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018

WONDER TALES FROM VIETNAM
Adapted for our stage, playwright Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem.
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you’ve never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like.. Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.


February 2018

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl
James Henry Trotter hasn’t got a friend in the world and lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. One day, he meets an Old Green Grasshopper who introduces James to the rest of the insects living in a giant magical peach. Join James and a group of insects as they adventure in their Giant Peach, including crossing the Atlantic Ocean and landing in New York City! Adapted by David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play.

April 2018

PUSS IN BOOTS
Before he joined the ranks of Shrek, Puss in Boots the Cat made a name for himself in his own adventure. Gifted to a poor miller’s son, a not-so-ordinary cat requests a pair of boots and sets out to help his master earn a better life. Puss in Boots uses his wits and bravery to trick his master’s way from rags to riches, making an honorable name for both of them and taking control over their happily ever after. Based on the fairy tales by Giovanni Francesco Straparola and Charles Perrault. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play.

For more information or audition dates, please contact Theatre Educator Allison McCall at allison@kitetails.org

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