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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to be performed at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - November 4, 1999

(New Orleans)A favorite tale of children and adults alike will be the second fall production of the Loyola University Department of Drama and Speech. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis will run in Marquette Theatre November 12-20. It will be directed by Ernest Ferlita, S.J.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is the first of seven Chronicles of Narnia, a well-known and beloved series. It tells the story of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the white witch, and adventures of four children who inadvertently wander into the exciting, never-to-be forgotten land of Narnia. "This is the kind of book that cries out to be put on stage," said Georgia Gresham, chair of the department, "and Robinette's adaptation is very faithful to the letter and spirit of the story."

"This is a play filled with magic and mystery," added Father Ferlita. "The existence of other worlds and of doors leading into them is instinctively fascinating for adults as well as children."

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe will run in Marquette Theater at 6363 St. Charles Avenue on November 12, 19 at 8 p.m. and November 13, 14, 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 for students, seniors, Loyola faculty and alumni. Group discounts are available. For more information, call 865-3824.