The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
March 4, 5, 11, 12 at 3:pmAll Tickets – $15 – All tickets are held at the box office – we do not mail them unless you request it.
Steamer Ten Pass – 10 tickets for $110 – use one at a time, or see the show with 9 friends – or any combination you choose. Set during World War II, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, has been one of the most popular children’s books since it was published in 1950. The dramatization faithfully recreates the tale of Aslan the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four siblings who wander into an old wardrobe that yields a passageway into the mysterious realm of Narnia.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which returns on March 4 for a two week run, is adapted and directed by Jacqueline Donnaruma. She works with a superb cast of 24 students and adults who bring this show to life. The cast includes:
The Pevensie children
Lucy – Emily Ryan
Edmund – Lucas Centanni
Peter – Sam Weinstein
Susan – Lauren Wicks
The White Witch – Alyssa Plock
Aslan – Puppet created by Jack Shaefer
Operated by Devin Trager
Mr. Tumnus – Brian McBride Land
Professor/Father Christmas – Joe Phillips
In addition to numerous other characters played by students of our Creative Arts at Steamer Ten program.
Why is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe so popular? Because C.S. Lewis is a wonderful storyteller who’s not afraid of humor or ashamed of emotion. Because at the heart of this story, although it was written at a time when the world was both bitter and weary, there is joy.”
To escape the bombs of the Nazi Blitz on London, the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, are sent to live with a professor in the country. Once there, Lucy, exploring an old wardrobe filled with fur coats, realizes that she has walked into another world—a world where it is always winter but never Christmas. This is Narnia. Confused and afraid, she stumbles across a kindly faun who shows her the way back to the wardrobe. When she returns to the manor, no one believes her story, until Edmund happens into Narnia himself.
Edmund finds himself faced with the White Witch, the woman who claims to be queen and who wants to kill the Pevensie children before they can fulfill the prophecy that says the thrones of Narnia are rightfully theirs. The Witch tricks Edmund into believing that she is good and that the creatures of her land are plotting against her. She convinces him to bring his siblings to Narnia so that she can crown them kings and queens.
Back in Narnia, Lucy takes her siblings to meet her friend, the faun, only to discover that the
Witch has arrested him. Not ones to let a friend down, they decide to stay in Narnia long enough to save the faun. Edmund, profoundly sorry for his mistaken trust in the Witch, rejoins his brother and sisters in the fight against her. With the help of Aslan, the Lion King, and the good creatures of Narnia, they vanquish the Witch and her minions. Aslan crowns the children kings and queens of Narnia. Together they rule in peace and fairness for many years, until they happen upon the wardrobe again and step back into England—where time has not passed.
Since it opened in 1991, the Steamer No.10 Theatre has presented 114 plays, 25 of
which have been original scripts developed at the theatre, and touched the lives of over 200,000 children.