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The Suwannee Valley Player's presentation of "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", the CS Lewis classic adapted to the stage by Don Quinn, opened this weekend to great attendance. The story of four youngsters visiting the country side in England and finding themselves transported to the fantasy land of Narnia was well received by those attending the opening weekend of the production. The Summer Youth Production of this area only community theater gives youngsters an opportunity to experience the theater in a way they might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience it.
Opening week started out with the cast taking the show on the road with a performance at Bell High School for the Bell 21st Century CCLC summer enrichment program. After that they returned to the Chief Theater where entertained crowds of 50 - 70 in Friday through Sunday weekend performances. The story takes place in the country side of England, just outside of London. The old house is owned by a professor of Mythology and has an interesting history. One such piece of history is the old wardrobe that is kept in the spare room. The wardrobe, which was built from the wood of a tree, whose seed came from Narnia is a portal or entry into the mystical land of Narnia. At this time in Narnia, the white witch, played by Molnar, has the country under her control and it is a frozen land of terror and evil. The legend has it that it will take four "sons and daughters of Adam and Eve" to break the spell, defeat the witch, and return the throne to Aslan the "true" king of Narnia. However, one of the sons of Adam is a traitor.
The play will run again this weekend, Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. It is a play for the whole family, so make your plans now to attend and support this remarkable group of youngsters.
This play is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.