February 17th – 24th Slaying the Dragon, Short films, MLK, and Blithe Spirit

Slaying the Dragon by Michael Ching Staged Workshop

Come participate in a staged workshop of a new opera, Slaying the Dragon by Michael Ching. Slaying the Dragon is inspired by real events that took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the early 1990s. The opera depicts a fictional story of a man named Jerry Krieg, a white supremacist whose life is suddenly transformed thanks to the kindness extended to him by Rabbi Nathan Goodman and his wife, Vera. Opera Delaware Studios, February 18th, 6:30 P.M.


Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

Dimanche/Sunday (Patrick Doyon): A small boy’s Sunday is filled with both ordinary and extraordinary events. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg): A storm transports a young man to a place where books are living entities. La Luna (Enrico Casarosa): A young boy accompanies his father and grandfather to their unusual nighttime job. A Morning Stroll (Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe): A New Yorker passes a chicken out for its morning stroll. Wild Life (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby): A young Englishman with more enthusiasm than practical experience emigrates to Canada to become a rancher. Theatre N at Nemours, February 17th & 18th, 2 P.M., February 19th, 12:15 P.M.


Marching to the Mountaintop

Join author Ann Bausum as she discusses her latest book,Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Hours. Ann Bausum writes about U.S. history for young people, and she has published eight titles with National Geographic Children’s Books including, most recently,Unraveling Freedom. Kent County Public Library, February 23, 6:30 P.M.


Blithe Spirit

Our season full of ghosts and high spirits continues with Noel Coward’s classic British farce. Gathering information for his next book, novelist and socialite Charles Condomine hires the eccentric psychic Madame Arcati to conduct a seance. After inadvertently summoning the ghost of his dead wife, Charles must defend his new (and living) wife from this vengeful and hot-tempered spirit. Clear Space Theater, February 17th & 18th, 7 P.M., February 19th, 3 P.M.

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