Having adventures with ‘My Father’s Dragon’

STORYBOOK SAGA—Enchantment Theatre will present“My Father’s Dragon“ on Sat., Jan. 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The play is based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s award-winning 1948 children’s book. Courtesy photo

STORYBOOK SAGA—Enchantment Theatre will present“My Father’s Dragon“ on Sat., Jan. 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The play is based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s award-winning 1948 children’s book. Courtesy photo

Armed with chewing gum, two dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands, a courageous boy embarks on a wild adventure to rescue a baby dragon in Enchantment Theatre Company’s new touring production.

The show, “My Father’s Dragon,” will start at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s award-winning “Dragon” trilogy, “My Father’s Dragon” features life-size puppets, masks and original music.

The baby dragon, named Boris, is being held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island and it’s up to 9-year-old Elmer Elevator to save him. With help from his pal Alley Cat, Elmer rescues Boris and must then devise a way to get back home.

While soaring over the ocean, Elmer and Boris get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. Elmer helps the canaries overcome their “curiosity disease” and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries’ blessings, Elmer and Boris finally return home.

Gannett’s “My Father’s Dragon,” published in 1948, was named one of the Top 100 books for children by the School Library Journal.

Visit ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 to buy tickets, $19 to $29, or in person at the TOCAP box office.

Call (805) 449-2787 or visit civicartsplaza.com or go online to enchantmenttheatre.org for more information.