What fun we had yesterday afternoon assembling costumes and props, as well as rehearsing our very own rendition of St. George and the Dragon!  My children are natural comedians…if only you could hear the dialogue that took place during most of the practice…Joseph’s “king” is more of a Groucho Marx kind of guy and his performance elicited non-stop giggles from actors and spectators alike.  He promises to be a bit more serious on opening night (which is Friday)…the director greatly appreciates it!  The director is also hoping that she can address the video issues with her camera…it will be so sad if we don’t have an actual video.  Video or not, we have memories…ever so much better!  Here are few images from our practice:

A fearsome dragon is terrorizing the village...
The innocent and unsuspecting are most vulnerable...

Who will save the townspeople from its wrath?
Even the king is not spared...his little daughter must be sacrificed!
No more lambs!!!
The poor princess bravely prepares to meet her fate...
The dragon sees its victim...
The priest has come to offer counsel to the king...
At last! A champion! Good St. George has come to save the people...
The king offers his daughter to save the people...
St. George sets her free...
...and vanquishes the frightful beast!
Secured by her belt, the princess leads the meek dragon to her father...
St. George accepts no payment but asks that the people be baptized and turn to God...
The princess is the first to receive the Sacrament...

Not completely historical and frequently hysterical…this is such fun, and delightful way to prepare for what promises to be a happy celebration of the Feast of St. George!

Blessings,