Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Period, Romantic Comedy
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Victorian (British and American)
Settings Of Play -
Interior and Exterior of palace. Exterior of Dragon's cave.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Youth/Camp Programs
In the kingdom of Middlefield, there is a tradition. On a princess' sixteenth birthday, she is tied to a rock, kidnapped by a dragon, rescued by a prince and lives happily ever after. But what happens when the prince is too afraid to fight, the princess wants to do the rescuing by herself, and the dragon is nowhere to be found? Adapted from the story by Edith Nesbit, The Last of the Dragons tells a tale of bravery, intelligence and unexpected friendship.
"Ms. Walter's script adheres closely to Ms. Nesbit's story while injecting some contemporary humor." - The New York Times
"Cute, funny dialogue" - Off-Off Broadway Review
The Last of the Dragons was originally produced in 2006 by the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre.