We’ve been receiving several announcements lately about upcoming theatre productions of C.S. Lewis’ works, so we decided to post some theatre news.
If you happen to be around Lewis’ hometown this next week, the Hope Players amateur drama group will be hosting “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge from December 17th-20th. For free online booking please see: www.adctheatre.com. You can also call (01223 300085) or visit the box office (ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge), Tue & Fri 12.30pm-7.00pm and Wed, Thu & Sat 3.00pm – 7.00pm. Please be advised that a 50p card charge is added to the price of each telephone transaction and each booking made in person by card or cheque).
Saratoga Abundant Life Church in Saratoga Springs, New York, is hosting a one-man show entitled “A Christmas with C.S. Lewis,” with its writer David Payne as the star. A huge C.S. Lewis fan, Payne has played Lewis in “Shadowlands” at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and he has also toured the nation as both a director and an actor in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” numerous times. In his original play, “Payne brings Lewis’ humor to life and further proves that Lewis was one of England’s most famous public speakers.” The event is free, and happening only once, this Saturday, December 12th. For more information please see: http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2009/12/10/entertainment/doc4b211951755f4541281442.txt
Payne will also be appearing, in the same show on December 14th in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Tickets are $15 for this show. For more information please call 508-747-1622 or visit www.MemorialHall.com.
Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) in Santa Maria, CA is hosting “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” from now until December 23rd. Based on the book by Lewis, the PCPA’s production of this beloved classic includes many seasoned actors, as well as a brilliant set “designed to morph into many scenes, and features a trap door, a telescoping, rising lantern, and, of course, the magical portal through the wardrobe.” The Santa Ynez Valley News describes it as is an amazing and spectacular theater experience that should not be missed.” For more information and ticketing info, please see: http://pcpa.org/Default.asp?Page=330.
Pacific Theatre in Ontario, Canada, is also offering a rendition of “The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” from now until January 3rd. For more information please visit: http://pacifictheatre.org/productions/2009-2010/lion-witch/index.htm