Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater - Albany, OR

now in our 72nd season

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by Joseph Robinette

Directed by: Rebecca Douglas & Timothy John Kelley II

Performances: Dec. 7, 8, 9(m), 13, 14, 15, 16(m), 20, 21, 22 

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Director

Rebecca Douglas and Timothy John Kelley II have been active ACT artists on and off the stage for several years. They each have over 30 years of theater experience (60 years if you add it together) working with a healthy mix of professional and non-professional organizations. In addition to directing they have acted in a number of productions (including Annie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang coming up in Spring 2018), they have collectively been involved in over 100 productions in one capacity or another. One of Rebecca’s many recent hits was The Wizard of Oz at Albany Civic Theater. Tim’s recent hit was Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis.

Cast of Characters

Aslan: Joshua Winter
White Witch: Kayla Lesser
Peter: Joseph Baisch
Susan: Maddie Price
Edmund: Logan Rud
Lucy: Elliette Barlow
Mr. Beaver: Jacob Birchard
Mrs. Beaver: Kaspar O’Neill
Unicorn: Jillian Griffith
Centaur: JJ Halchischick
Tumnus: Jakob Holden
Ulf: Marko Kenney
Dwarf: Leo Cheng
Father Christmas: Chris Miller
Elf: Miranda Winder
White Stag: Claire Simpson
Ensemble: Gabriel Benfield, Justine Bontrager, Vincent Bottaro, Alyssa Cannell, Marie Guthrie, Dru Huddelston, Rebekah Kenney, Jesse Leffler, Drew May, Mercedes Mendez, Georgie MerbackQuentin Mitchell,  Hannah Morris, Garrett Peake, Lola StarcevichRebecca Theiss, Anabelle ThompsonTyler, Serenity Wilson