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Narnia Expected To Be “Roaring” Success

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe takes the stage Thursday through Sunday with TWO outstanding casts!
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 The EHS Theater Department is bringing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to life! 

The Narnia play is an enchanting theatrical production that transports the beloved fantasy world created by C.S. Lewis to the stage. Based on the iconic book series, the play takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the magical land of Narnia. However,  in four, short days, the magic will just be a memory, as performances will be h Nov. 9-12 only.

All of the actors have expressed their excitement for this play being put on. Senior Cymantha Jones–who transforms into a unicorn (and a rabbit) for the play–notes, “We have worked very hard to produce an amazing set and play, so I am very excited!” Sophomore Michael Tapp–who plays the lead of Peter–agrees, but admits to a slight case of stage jitters: “I am moderately excited for the play, but also a bit nervous! The support from my fellow cast members and others make me feel way better.”

While some past productions may have been more complex in terms of blocking and staging, creating Naria had its own challenges. The trick was to make it all seem magical–from the costumes to the countryside to the conversations on stage. Tapp explains: “Memorization and timing was a big part of bringing this production together.” The actors had to work tirelessly to memorize lines and practice daily. Moreover, most had to unique opportunity to take on multiple parts, as this is the first year that the four performances will be split by two distinct casts: a Thursday/Saturday troupe and a Friday/Sunday troupe.

“My favorite characters are Aslan, The Witch, and Fenris Ulf because of the strong presence that they have to give each time they go on stage,” shares Tapp. Senior Katalena Vasquez, who plays one of the White Witches, reciprocates: “The four main children are my favorite! I like all of their different personalities.” Director Kristin Baker notes that there was a wealth of talented actors who auditioned for the limited number of characters. This is where the solution of casting two troupes was born. “Figuring out some of the logistics was a bit challenging at times, but the end result has made this all worth while,” Baker states wholeheartedly. “This is an amazing group of kids. I am so proud of them all!”

These performances are Nov. 9-11, Thursday through Saturday, at 7 p.m. Then, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, concluding the performances. General admission tickets cost $8 for adults, while senior citizens/students cost $6 to attend. 

      

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