Tuesday, September 15, 2015

From Page to Stage: The Reluctant Dragon – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: The Reluctant Dragon – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of The Reluctant Dragon, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its area libraries. Children, aged 7 to 12, will learn how storybook characters come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT The Reluctant Dragon production in October 2015.

We’ve all heard the classic tale; an evil dragon takes captive a damsel in distress while a brave knight is forced to fight him in a blaze of fire and storm but what if there’s more to it than that? The Reluctant Dragon is a whimsical and imaginative tale about rethinking our own expectations and prejudices to learn that things are not always what they seem and, sometimes, dragons are better friends that foes. The Reluctant Dragon is based on a story by Kenneth Grahame.

Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the workshop. Libraries and dates are as follows:

Avondale Regional Branch Library: Sunday, September 20, at 2:30 p.m.
Central Library: Sunday, September 27, at 2:30 p.m.
Five Points West Regional Branch Library: Sunday, September 20, at 2:30 p.m.
Pratt City Library: Saturday, September 19, at 2:30 p.m.
Southside Library: Saturday, September 26, at 2:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Branch Library: Sunday, September 27, at 2:30 p.m.
West End Library: Saturday, September 26, at 2:30 p.m.

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