Pacific Theatre Kicks Off THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Tour Today
Pacific Theatre's production of the CS Lewis classic The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in a magical two-actor adaptation of Lewis' beloved tale has become something of a signature piece for Pacific Theatre, interpreted anew by director Kerri Norris and actors Kaitlin Williams and Mack Gordon. Taking a show on tour for the first time in more than six years, this production will launch at Pacific Theatre today, December 5-15 and travel through May 2013.
A dream so beautiful you remember it all your life, always wishing you could get back into that dream again. Peter and Lucy Pevensie may be adults now, but a regular life in London cannot compare to their adventures in the land of Narnia. When they revisit The Wardrobe, it doesn’t take long for them to get caught up in their reminiscence and relive their journey through the land where it was always winter and never Christmas. The land where Peter and Lucy, joined by their siblings, were not mere children, but Sons of Adam and Eve, warriors for the great Lion Aslan, defeaters of the White Witch, and finally, kings and queens. The land no one can forget once they have experienced it.
Perhaps due to its imaginative two-actor telling, or perhaps due to the timeless ability of Lewis to make both child and adult alike clutch their hearts and gasp at the adventures of four British children, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has become a signature piece for Pacific Theatre. By telling CS Lewis’ beloved tale with only two actors, “we give the audience room to see their Narnia, superimposed on the story Peter and Lucy, play out”, says Artistic Director Ron Reed. “The opportunity to participate in co-creating the world of the play… perhaps is the essence of live theatre.”
Like Aslan, this captivating journey is on the move, touring to Coquitlam, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver. Tour dates and locations listed below, all bookings are handled by the individual venues.
New to this production are actors Kaitlin Williams (Doubt) and Mack Gordon (Wittenberg), a powerhouse couple who are not only some of Vancouver’s hottest young actors, but writers and producers as well. Also new to Narnia is director Kerri Norris (Wolf at the Door). Veterans in creating Lewis’ imaginative world are costume designer Naomi Sider, set designer Omanie Elias, lighting designer Lauchlin Johnston, and sound designer Jeff Tymoschuk. Stage management by Laura McLean.
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE adapted from the novel by CS Lewis will play the following tour schedule:
Dec 5-15 at Pacific Theatre (1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver) 604.731.5518
Dec 18-22 at The Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) 604.927.6555
Apr 21-27, 2013 at Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver) 604.990.3474
Apr 28-May 4, 2013 at Kay Meek Centre (1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver) 604.913.3634
Tickets are available through each individual theatre. For additional information, visit www.pacifictheatre.org/wardrobetour.