The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Opens July 10!

Evansville Community Theatre proudly presents the C.S. Lewis classic, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on July 10 through 18, 2015. Adapted from the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia series, this story is known by children and adults of all ages. The show features a cast of dozens, including adults and children ages eight and up. At one point, almost everyone in the cast is on stage in a dramatic, choreographed fight scene between the forces of good and evil. As a first for the Evansville Community Theatre, two performances will offer a sign language interpreter.

Performances will be July 10, 11, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and July 12 and 18 at 2 p.m. at the Evansville High School Performing Arts Center, 640 South 5th Street, Evansville, WI. Two performances will be sign language interpreted: the 2 p.m. show on Sunday, July 12 and the 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, July 17. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults; $8 for children.

Through the magic of theatre, travel to the mythical land of Narnia through an old wardrobe with four adventurous children, and get swept into their fantastic journey. As the children battle the forces of evil in the White Witch and her army, they discover the deepest magic of all with the lion hero Aslan and his forest animal followers. With intense action and memorable characters, this story of love, faith, and courage will touch audiences of all ages.

Director David Sobeski (recent director credits include “A Christmas Story” and “Little Shop of Horrors”) has been involved with the Evansville Community Theatre for more than 10 years as an actor, producer, and director. “I’m really proud of the cast and crew we’ve assembled for this year’s summer production,” says Sobeski. “Our actors include many familiar faces from Evansville as well as Stoughton, Janesville, and Madison. We’re blessed to have such incredible talent in the immediate area!