The Near-Sighted Knight and Far-Sighted Dragon Come to PCS
The Players Club of Swarthmore's Children's Theater Series continues the summer fun with the Children's Series musical comedy The Near-SighTed Knight and the Far-SighTed Dragon, directed by Ryan Goulden. Performances are July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. on the Raymond W. Smith Stage at Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children and free for children under age 3. Buy tickets at www.pcstheater.org or at the door. Running time is 50 minutes.
A near-sighted and unemployed knight (Sean McDermott), a far-sighted and elderly dragon (Doris Chan), and a mathematically-inclined princess (Lacey Kurz) join forces on a mission to rescue a king (Johnny Lerro), but get captured and must learn to see things from each other's point of view to escape in this entertaining musical. The show also features Moriah Gornstein, Erin Guard, and Brian Walsh.
As with all children's theater programming presented by The Players Club, The Near-SighTed Knight and the Far-SighTed Dragon is perfect for children of all ages. What is most special for the adult audience in this productions is getting to meet local radio and TV personality, Johnny Lerro. Most listeners know him as "Johnny Midnight" or from TV as "The Green Grocer." Lerro also has varied musical experience that includes leading a 10-piece band to singing doo-wop, oldies, and standards. But today he says, "It's good to be King!"
After the performance, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy juice and cookies and meet the characters. Find out more about The Players Club of Swarthmore's Children Series and other productions at www.pcstheater.org, on Instagram @pcs_theater, Twitter @pcschildren, and Facebook @pcstheater.
The Players Club of Swarthmore, an all-volunteer organization now in its 106th season, is located at 614 Fairview Road-just off of Route 320. We're only minutes from I-95 and Route 476-and the R3 Regional Rail line is within walking distance, at the edge of the Swarthmore College Campus. In addition, buses run down Route 320 from Springfield Mall, which is within 3 miles. Our Mainstage is a 300-seat proscenium theatre that is fully accessible for patrons with physical limitations. Our Raymond W. Smith stage is a black box space that can seat 60-80 people and it is air-conditioned, but not handicapped-accessible.
Photo credit: Ryan Stone