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Chapel Drama to Present "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" April 20 and 22

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Westminster College's Chapel Drama will present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Friday and Sunday, April 20 and 22, in Wallace Memorial Chapel

Friday's show will be at 7 p.m.  Sunday's performance will be at 4 p.m. and will take the place of evening vespers.  The performances are open to the public.  A freewill offering will be collected during intermission to support Westminster's Campus Ministries.

The first-published and best-known book in C.S. Lewis' series The Chronicles of Narnia was adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette.  The performances are presented through a special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company.

The story shares the magic and mystery of the great lion Aslan, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.  The tale of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is entirely student produced.  The production crew includes: co-directors/set designers James Bonetti and Tim Lane; choreographer Caitlin Rozgonyi; lights and sound by Jeff Houser; scenic painter Layla Rose; and costumes and props by Julie Blechman and the cast.

Dr. Jacque King, Westminster assistant professor of business, is cast as Father Christmas.  Members of Westminster's Gaming Guild and Alpha Phi Omega, national coed service fraternity, will fill the roles of the witch's army.

Contact the Chapel Office at (724) 946-7117 for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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