TWU Drama presents 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'
DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program will go in a new direction this summer with a project aimed at a younger crowd.
TWU drama students will produce a Children’s Theater Summer Series, opening Friday, June 11 with “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by Joseph Robinette and C.S. Lewis.
The show will run June 11-13 and 18-20. Friday performances will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturday performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/ or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
The play, adapted from C.S. Lewis’ classic book, tells the story of four siblings who enter a wardrobe and suddenly find themselves in the magical world of Narnia. As they begin their journey, they learn that Narnia is under the spell of the White Witch. The children find themselves in the middle of a war between good and evil. With the help of Aslan, the Great Lion, and other creatures of Narnia, the children embark on a mission to end the reign of the White Witch and restore peace and harmony.
TWU drama program director Sharon Benge said the summer series is a first for the drama program.
“Our students are required to do a ‘Summer Stock’ for credit,” she said. “Most of the time, they join up with a professional theater or work at summer camps. This summer, there are a large number of students taking core courses on campus who really wanted to do this.”
TWU graduate student Rebecca McDonald will direct the production. Nicole Alexander serves as stage manager. Liz Schurr designed the set, and Alex Rodriguez designed the costumes. Elizabeth Lambert designed the lighting, and Stanton Brasher designed the sound. Cassie Henderson designed the props, and Brittany Fowler designed the makeup.
The cast features Kristen Brasher, Stanton Brasher, Mallory Bryant-Gawne, Erica Cole, Aracely Collier, Stephanie Davis, Brittany Fowler, Rene Fuller, Eli Garcia, Cassie Henderson, Elizabeth Lambert, Taylor Reed, Joanna Wesson and Gerald Young.
TWU graduate student Jennie Patton is the producer for the Children’s Theater Summer Series, which continues July 16-18 and 23-25 with “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
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