The Reluctant Dragon is a story about a child who befriends an unlikely reptile living in a nearby cave. As rumors and gossip spread about unusual noises coming from the cave, the other townspeople very much fear the idea of a huge green monster living in their midst. A famed dragon slayer arrives to rid the area of this so-called menace. The youngster must figure out how to save this friend from utter demise. Through camaraderie and diplomacy people come to accept the amiable beast and are cautioned about the power of unsubstantiated innuendo. The community becomes a better place for all through the efforts made in consideration and for cooperation. [$2 per person, $5 per family]
Professional, accessible, and inspiring, PlayTime Productions creates community theatre by children, for children. Since 1979, its all-youth casts have delighted audiences around Dane County with original theatrical versions of classic fairy tales and other stories. PlayTime Productions is dedicated to bringing “a little magic” into the lives of the 4,000 Dane County residents who attend Playtime’s productions each year. These high-quality theatrical performances are free, or at a minimal cost.