Final performances of the world premiere of “Stanley the Stalwart Dragon” by Trisha Sugarek, directed by Mary Weaver, will be presented by a jubilant cast of 13 children ages 5 to 13 at The Playhouse Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.; and in a grand finale Sunday matinee June 5 at 4 p.m.

In an enchanting gathering of friends pretending to be in the Enchanted Forest, sympathetic Stanley the Stalwart Dragon (Leander Andrews) will not breathe fire. Smart aleck Slick (Maxmillian Howard) steals him away to the circus and feckless Freckles the Clown (Daniel McKeon). Stanley’s pal Persnickity the ladybug (Michelle Provost) is petrified. Emma the caring earthling (Sydney Densmore) seeks help from Her Delightful Majesty Queen Cleo (Pia Gibson). Running to the rescue are seafaring Cap’n Thomas (Finn Gibson) and bouncing Cheets the elf (Caleb Hall-Arnett), with fairy brave Donald (Arthur Sollitt) saving the day — and Stanley.

Meanwhile the cutest fairies Scarlet (Maddie Johnson), Rose (Phoebe Hall-Arnett) and Buttercup (Iris Carpenter) watch in fascination, while Stare the owl (Kiara Lantigua) watches over all asking “Who?”

The show is recommended for all older than 4. Seating is limited at The Playhouse, 107 Church St, so call 338-5777 for reservations. Tickets are $5 at the door. Sinec this production is the play’s first, The Playhouse and its cast will get a theater credit in all future print runs of the Baker’s Plays script.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to