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‘Dragons in the Mountain’

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Article Published: Oct. 4, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 4, 2012
‘Dragons in the Mountain’

'The Fire Dragon' and other colorful characters will make an appearance during Star of the Sea Studios' production of 'Dragons in the Mountain.'

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Appalachian State University’s Performing Arts Series presents the Star of the Sea Studios production of “Dragons in the Mountain” Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Broyhill Events Center on the ASU campus.

“Dragons in the Mountain” is an original theater work weaving together puppetry and masks, poetry and song, video, photography and live music to create a mythical Appalachian landscape. The story follows an environmental activist as he starts off on a journey to rejuvenate his soul and remind himself of the importance of a healthy, sustainable environment.

On his journey, he encounters ancestral spirits, wild beasts, celestial companions, wizards, trolls, gnarly crones, elemental forces and, of course, dragons.

Star of the Sea Studios is a theatrical production company based in the foothills of Southeastern Appalachia. The company produces theater works, using puppets, masks, costumes, projected imagery and music with professional and community performers.

The creative team behind Star of the Sea Studios includes master puppeteer Kathy Ford, photographer and digital artist Alistair Burke and musician and Hayes School of Music professor Liz Rose.

“Dragons in the Mountain” at ASU is presented in collaboration with Appalachian’s Sustainability Council, Hayes School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 1-800-841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046 or visit http://www.pas.appstate.edu. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Series box office, which has temporarily moved to the Valborg Theatre during the Farthing Auditorium renovation project.



Upcoming Performing Arts Series Events

Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina with Daniel Bernard Roumain and Laurelyn Dossett — Thursday, Nov. 1

An Evening with Maya AngelouThe 29th MLK Commemoration — Tuesday, Jan. 22

New York Polyphony — Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre’s “Around the World in 80 Days” by Mark Brown, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne — Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

“Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell and “Bastien und Bastienne” by W.A. Mozart, performed by Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music Opera Program — Thursday, April 4 and Saturday, April 6, 2013

An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Musical Guests — Tuesday, April 16

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