CHRISTOPHER CARTMILL

SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON

A verse telling of the famous tale based on fifteenth century painting by Bernardo Martorell in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Written orginally as a solo storytelling, the play is an expansion and playful telling of the ancient tale. The Libyan kingdom of Selena is harried by a dragon and its insatiable need for flesh. The Lord High Chancellor has convinced the king to decree that all children of the kingdom should enroll in a lottery to see who should be the next meal. The King doesn't count on the lot falling on his daughter, the Princess Elianna. But the dragon doesn't count on the arrival of soldier from far, far away. (one act, 30 mins.)

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