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    The Magician’s Nephew (Saturdays)

    Presented by at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    February 5-February 12, 2011

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    The Magician’s Nephew (Saturdays)

    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.

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    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).


    Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    4617 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $12 & $14
    Group rates (10 or more) available.

    Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office at 2540 Times Blvd. in Rice Village, via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at mainstreettheater.com. Group rates are available.


    General Day and Time Info:

    Weekend Family Performances
    Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm: February 5 & 12, 2011
    (school groups call 713-524-9196 ext 101 for available field trip times)


    Phone: (713) 524-6706

    Parking:

    Parking at Chelsea Market is easy. There is a large parking lot behind the center. Should that be full, a pass through halfway up on the right will take you to an additional surface lot as well as street parking on Chelsea. The entrance to the parking lot can be found on the north side of the building next to the O'Rourke's Steak House.

    Though parking at Chelsea Market is easy, getting there may be a challenge with the construction involved with the Soutwest Freeway Project. MST recommends that you allow plenty of time for detours and unexpected delays, as there is no late seating once the show starts.

    Arriving early and planning on lunch or an afternoon treat at a Montrose eatery may solve the traffic blues.

    From Highway 59 South (Kingwood)
    Take 59 South and exit Fannin (after you pass downtown). Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From Highway 59 North (Sugarland)
    Take 59 North and exit Main Street. Turn Right on Main Street. Turn right on Bissonnet. Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 South (The Woodlands)
    Take 45 South to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 North (Clear Lake/Galveston)
    Take 45 North to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From I-10 East (Katy)
    Exit Studemont. Go right on Studemont. Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    From I-10 West (Beaumont)
    Exit Heights Blvd. Go to the traffic light at Heights Blvd. and U-turn under I-10. Continue on feeder road to Studemont and turn right (South). Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    **Please be aware that although you can see Main Street Theater at Chelsea Market from Hwy 59 there is no exit off of the freeway onto Montrose.

    From Main Street Theater in the Rice Village
    Turn right onto Kirby. Make a right on Bissonnet. Pass Shepherd and Greenbriar. Turn left onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)



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