THEATRE + COMEDY
The Magician’s Nephew (Saturdays)
February 5 - February 12, 2011
Narnia fans, take notice! From C. S. Lewis’ classic, The Magician’s Nephew, comes this mysterious and dramatic play for young audiences fourth grade and up. The Magician’s Nephew runs Saturdays February 5 and 12 at 1pm and 4pm. Performances are at Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Boulevard in the Museum District.
When British schoolchildren Polly and Digory use some magic rings given to them by Digory's uncle, they find themselves transported to a magical land where they encounter the evil Queen Jadis and the mysterious and powerful King Aslan. Written to explain unanswered questions in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Magician's Nephew is the first chronologically in the series of C.S. Lewis' Narnia tales. A must-see for all Narnia fans!
About Author C.S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, on November 29, 1898. Lewis went on to receive a scholarship to University College, Oxford, in 1916. During his time at Oxford, Lewis went from being an atheist to being one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th century; 1931 marks the year of Lewis's conversion to Christianity. He became a member of the Church of England. Lewis cites his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as the writings of the converted G. K. Chesterton, as influencing his conversion.
Lewis was married late in life at age fifty-eight to Joy Davidman Gresham, an American writer fifteen years his junior. They married in 1956, two years after Lewis accepted the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, where he finished out his career.
The Narnia Chronicles were published from 1950 to 1956. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle and other books in the series retell the Christian story in a fairy tale form.
C. S. Lewis died at his home "The Kilns" on November 22, 1963.
About the Production
MST Director of Education Troy Scheid directs The Magician’s Nephew after directing last season’s touring production of Romeo and Juliet at Main Street. The cast includes Brittny Bush, Kalin Coates, Lauren Dolk, Patrick Earl, Jacqueline Grady, Meghan C. Hakes, Alan Hall, and Kevin Zahradnik.
The design team includes Liz Freese (set design), Daniel Polk (lighting design), Macy Perrone (costume design), Chris Bakos (sound design), and Richard Solis (properties design). Caroline Scott is the Production Stage Manager.
Recommended for Fourth grade and up. No children under 3 allowed in the theater (including sleeping babies).
Pictured below are Queen Jadis (Jacqui Grady) and Digory (Kevin Zahradnik). (photos by www.RicOrnelProductions.com).