By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations

Lauren Meeks, Lenny the Dragon, Joe Morrissey and Ginny Lee star in "Here There Be Dragons."
Lauren Meeks, Joe Morrissey and Ginny Lee

star in “Here There Be Dragons.”

Attention summer camp coordinators and families with imaginative children. You can laugh, sing and take a journey around the world in an hour to learn about fictional dragons and their culture.

Summer Repertory Theatre will present “Here There Be Dragons” at 2 p.m. June 18 and 25 and 10 a.m. and noon June 21 to 24 in Taylor Theatre on Tate Street.

“Here There Be Dragons,” created by The Man-in-the-Moon Theatre Company, is especially suited for children. Young audiences can listen to “dracontologists” share funny and exciting dragon tales about fictional monsters, serpents and beasts from China to Greensboro. And they can learn about diversity and culture along the way.

Summer Rep’s artistic director, Jim Wren, directs the five-person cast. Ginny Lee, who plays Eve, is a rising third year graduate student pursuing her MFA in acting and a co-founder of The Man-in-the-Moon Theatre Company, which is based in the North Carolina mountains.

Other cast members are Joe Morrissey, Jesse Presler, Alison Pentland and Lauren Meeks. Designers include: Laura Brignull for scenery, Erin Dougherty for costumes and Jenn Baker for lighting.

“This particular production is going to be very ‘high tech,’ and is set within the world of a television show, with such things as a techno beat theme song and green screen effects,” Lee said. “The play is also hilariously funny for children and adults with lots of physical comedy, funny jokes and songs, and lots of chances to interact with the actors on stage.”

Tickets for “Here There Be Dragons” are $6 for adults, $5 for children and $4 for groups of 10 or more. This production is appropriate for children of all ages.

Free parking for evening and weekend performances is available behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum. For more information call the Summer Rep Box Office at (336) 334-4392 or visit

“Here There Be Dragons” is part of UNCG’s Summer Repertory Theatre, which will also include: “Fuddy Meers” June 20 and 23; “The Country Club” June 8 to 11, 21 and 24; and “The Shape of Things” June 15 to 18, 22 and 25.