Newman University presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
The Newman Theater Department presents the family classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” based on the novels by C.S. Lewis. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 1-2 and 2 p.m. March 3.
The play stars four children protagonists — Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy — who are taken to a country house for safety during the World War II bombings in London. When the youngest child, Lucy, discovers a wardrobe, it transports her into the magical world of Narnia. There, the children meet Aslan — the great lion king — and join forces to defeat the White Witch.
Guest Director Paula Makar is excited to be involved in the production.
“I was just over the moon when Mark (Manette) offered me the chance to direct this play,” Makar said. “The students have been delightful to work with — they have been working diligently, digging deep physically and emotionally to tell this positive story of forgiveness.”
General admission tickets are $12, senior citizens and military $10, students $5 and free to Newman students with an I.D.