Knight and Dragon Team as Heroes on JMU Children's Playshop Stage

From: Public Affairs

June 25, 2008

HARRISONBURG "The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon," the third and final production of the James Madison University Children's Playshop season, opens Thursday, July 10.

DATES: July 10-20, 2008

TIMES: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Theatre II, JMU (beside FedEx Kinko's on South Main Street)


When a mathematically inclined princess sets off to rescue her father from an evil Duchess, two unlikely heroes a far-sighted dragon and a near-sighted knight band together to help her on her quest. Filled with music and laughter, this play by Eleanor and Ray Harder turns the typical fairy tale upside down and sideways.
"The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon" is directed by William Buck, director of the School of Theatre and Dance at JMU. Playshop cast members include Robby Bassler as Knight, Brittanny Krause as Dragon, Christie Steele as Evil Duchess, Kelly Anglim as Captain No. 1, Emily Lodsun as Captain No. 2, Zack Moody as Wilfred, Trevor Wilhelms as King and Ali Hoxie as Princess.

Tickets are $5.50. For tickets and information, call the JMU Children's Playshop box office at 540-568-7836. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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