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Oregon Childrens Theatre presents C.S. Lewis symbolic tale

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: OWEN CAREY - See Chase Klotter as Edmund and Cecilly Overman as the White Witch in the classic tale. What happens when four curious children step through a wardrobe and into a magical land? “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is C.S. Lewis’ classic, allegorical story of good versus evil. Matthew B. Zrebski will direct this visually spectacular journey of fantasy, adventure and mystery with the Oregon Children’s Theatre.

Parents who loved the book as children are now introducing the world of Narnia to their own kids. It’s a strange place where the icy White Witch rules and her curse ensures that the land is always crusted with snow. As the four siblings explore, they encounter dwarves, fauns and the great lion king, Aslan. Together they seek to fulfill the ancient prophecy and release Narnia from the witch’s enchantment and her spell of eternal winter.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” was adapted by Joseph Robinette and is based on the original book by C.S. Lewis. The cast features Matthew D. Pavik as Aslan, Cecilly Overman as the White Witch, Chase Klotter as Edmund, Sean Sele as Peter, Jesse Turner as Susan, Hannah Baggs as Lucy, London Bauman as Mr. Tumnus, Ben Buckley as Fenris Ulf, Melissa Kaiser as Dwarf, Cassie Greer as Unicorn, Rick Huddle as Mr. Beaver, Sharon Mann as Mrs. Beaver and Zachary Rouse as Centaur.

The play is recommended for ages 6 and older. The production runs Jan. 19 through Feb. 17 with Saturday performances at 2 and 5 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. in the Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland.

Tickets are $18 to $30 for adults and $15 to $26 for children. Order tickets online at octc.org or by calling the box office at 503-228-9571.