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'Reluctant Dragon' comes to Arts Center
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“The Reluctant Dragon” will be presented at the Arts Center of Cannon County on May 9-10.
What happens when a dragon moves into the neighborhood? Find out in this delightful play based on the story by Kenneth Grahame. Our 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 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.
The production is directed by Miriam Lee, and features Cody Rutledge as the dragon. Cast members include Christian Bare, Aaron Gray, Hattie Fann, Amanda Sullivan, Phil Mote, Miriam Lee, Maya Denning, Hannah Taylor, Beau Gibbs and James Bessant.
Performances are Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at (615) 563-2787. A $3 discount for students is valid for all performances. Tickets may also be purchased online at
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information visit the website or call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787.