The adventure begins…
Jeremy Thatcher is trying to survive bullies, crushes, and sixth grade art class when he finds himself responsible for a very unique egg. While raising a dragon, Jeremy learns to believe in magic, friendship, and the power of love.
Western Michigan University’s Department of Theatre presents Bruce Coville’s 1991 magical adventure book, “Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher” for upper elementary and middle school students. The story was adapted by EFA Theatre Improv & Scriptwriting instructor Tucker Rafferty and is directed by WMU Department Chair and Professor of Theatre Joan Harrington.
Previous WMU productions have been recognized for their excellence, including top honors at the prestigious American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. WMU alumni regularly are featured on Broadway, television, film, and in regional theatres, and have received numerous Tony nominations.
EFA is proud to partner with the WMU Department of Theatre for this production.
Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people-they always go away, sooner or later. You can’t hold them, any more than you can hold moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart. – Bruce Coville, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.