ATF presents Children's Classic THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE

ATF presents Children's Classic THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBEAdirondack Theatre Festival is hosting its PB&J Cafe, a dinner theater for kids, with performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Performances are Wednesday, July 5-Thursday, July 20 at 12 p.m. in the cabaret space of the Charles R. Wood Theater.

Young theatergoers will have the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in a pre-show art activity, dine during the live performance and come home with autographs from their favorite actors.

In this version of the C.S Lewis classic, Peter and Lucy reenact their Narnia experiences through the tool of storytelling. They share about the magic and mystery of the great lion Aslan, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the land of Narnia.

"I am so excited about this production," said director Jack McCarthy. "It will be an afternoon of great fun for the whole family. The design team and I have some magical ideas and tricks in mind that we look forward to sharing!"

Actors include Nate Curlott as "Peter" and Hana Slevin as "Lucy."

The PB&J Cafe is recommended for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org or by calling (518)480-4878. The ticket price includes a meal for children and a light snack for adults. The Wood Theater is located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls.

Director Bio

Jack McCarthy (Director) is pursing a dual degree in theatre and business administration at the University of Southern California. Hailing from the Bay Area, McCarthy continues to lecture on the importance of the arts at local universities and high schools, including Santa Clara University. He worked at various theaters throughout the California Bay Area, as well as at Southern Rep (director of Into the Woods) and Pasadena Playhouse (director of The Principle Wife staged reading and assistant director for Broadway director Randy Johnson's reading of Shout Sister Shout). Here at ATF, he will also be assistant directing Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, The Boy in the Bathroom and Glitches in Reality. At fifteen, he founded his own nonprofit theater organization, Giving Individuals Fabulous Theater, with the mission of bringing live performance to hospitalized individuals unable to experience it regularly. He continues to serve as GIFT's executive producer in the Bay Area and New Orleans. At USC, he is intensely involved with student production groups on campus, serving as artistic director of both The Aeneid Theatre Company and Musical Theatre Repertory. A former high school valedictorian, McCarthy feeds his inner nerd through the Thematic Option honors program and represents The School of Dramatic Arts on USC's Artists Transforming Society Committee. He has directed over thirty productions and served on USC's Residential Student Government. He also serves as creative director for EscapeSC, an organization that produces escape room experiences on campus.

About Adirondack Theatre Festival

Founded in 1994, ATF is a non-profit, professional theater. Each summer ATF produces a season of theater for an audience of both locals and tourists (9,000+) using professional artists from New York City and across the country. Last summer yielded a record-breaking season of sold-out performances, nearly doubling attendance and subscribership in just the past two years. ATF operates under a Small Professional Theatre Agreement with Actors' Equity Association. ATF is the only professional summer theater in the Capital District, Saratoga and Adirondack regions of upstate New York solely committed to producing new and contemporary works of theater. Its 23rd season is comprised entirely of new works.

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