Early in this play, several gripping questions arise:
· will St. George defeat the dragon?
· will the wicked stepmother succeed in her homicidal plans?
· will the venal Assistant Mayor ever become the mayor?
· will the dragon breathe flames?
· should dragons be "extinctified"?
The Rossland Light Opera Players throw their hearts into answering those questions for us, and a good time is had by all. This is a light-hearted antidote to our late, cold spring.
Performances will be at Rossland Summit School on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00.
Castlegar residents, or Rosslanders who can't get to the RSS shows, will have an opportunity to see the action on Saturday, April 29, at two show times: a matinee at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30), and an evening performance at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).
And on Friday, May 5, and Saturday May 6, the dragon will visit Trail, at J.L. Crowe. The Friday show is at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00, and there's a matinee performance on Saturday at 2:00 pm (doors at 1:30) and a final evening show at 7:30 (doors at 7:00).
The play is by Elliott Baker, based on a short story by Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932), author of "Wind in the Willows."
This year, the organization now known as the Rossland Light Opera Players has been entertaining local audiences since 1937 -- 80 years. Long may it continue.