The Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre will host the Enchantment Theatre Company performance of “My Father’s Dragon” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. as part of a nationwide research opportunity with Purdue University. This 60-minute, family-friendly performance is an interpretation of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newberry Honor-winning children’s book that tells the story of 9-year-old boy Elmer Elevator who sets out to save a baby dragon being held captive by animals on Wild Island. In his quest to save the baby dragon, Elmer meets a variety of talking animals and has many adventures.
Several Winona-area schools are attending matinee performances of “My Father’s Dragon” on Thursday, Feb. 22 and will also be participating in a nationwide research study conducted by Purdue University. The study is designed to examine the impact of live performance on learning and reading comprehension. Tickets for the Saint Mary’s Page Series production of “My Father’s Dragon” are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. For more information or to get tickets, visit pagetheatre.org or call 507-457-1715 (12-6 p.m. weekdays).