Posted on 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.