The dragons are coming!

The dragons are coming! The Vermillion Area Arts Council will present Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Productions' presentation of "The Last Dragon" on April 9 at 3 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street in Vermillion.

Master puppeteer Markie Scholz and her cast of 13 puppets will share the story of Daisy Dragon who fears that she is the last dragon on earth. But rumor has it there is a dragon's egg that could hatch at any moment. The problem is that Witch Hazel has stolen it and plans to grind it up for potions. So Daisy and several of her woodland friends set out to rescue the dragon's egg before it hatches.

Storytelling combines with puppetry to spin this delightful fantasy. Puppets ranging in size from six inches to several feet populate the world where dragons still roam.

Scholz is one of the founding members of Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Productions. She has made her living as a professional puppeteer/storyteller for the last 29 years. Scholz has performed in 30 states and four countries.

"Everywhere I go, I meet wonderful people and everyone seems to love puppetry," said Scholz.

This program is sponsored by Vermillion United Way program monies, Arts Council membership contributions, and the South Dakota Arts Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Dakota State Legislature. Everyone is welcome and there is no admission charge. For more information call 624-4342.

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