LightBox Presents The Reluctant Dragon

Promotional Art by Margaret Lunt and Eric Broadwater

LightBox Theatre Company has announced the dates of its spring production, “The Reluctant Dragon,” which will take place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.

Based on an 1898 children’s story by Kenneth Grahame, “The Reluctant Dragon” will run from April 22 to May 1 to include nine public performances, as well as three school performances.

The charming story is about a boy who meets a dragon living in the hills just outside his village. The boy and dragon find that they share a love of reading and poetry and become friends. When the villagers find out about the dragon, however, they quickly call St. George the Dragon Slayer to kill the dragon. The boy convinces St. George that the dragon is not a threat, and they work together to protect the dragon from the villagers.

LightBox Theatre Company co-founders Stefani Tsai and Eric Broadwater are directing and designing the production, respectively. The play features local actors from the community and Stanislaus State.

“We are extremely excited to bring another fun show to our community’s young audiences this spring,” Tsai said. “This production will feature some awesome audio/visual media designed by my partner Eric that I think people of all ages will really enjoy them.”

“The Reluctant Dragon” follows LightBox Theatre Company’s successful debut last October with its presentation of “Bunnicula.” More than 700 people attended the public and school performances.

LightBox Theatre Company

In association with Carnegie Arts Center


Directed by: Stefani Tsai
Story by: Kenneth Grahame
Adapted for the Stage by: Ed Monk

The Loft Theater at Carnegie Arts Center
250 N. Broadway, Turlock

Public Performances:
Friday, April 22 & 29 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 & 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 & May 1 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

School Performances:
Tuesday, April 26 at 9:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Ticket Prices:
$12   General Admission
$10   C.A.C. Members
$8     Youth/Students with valid ID