The never-ending competition between good and evil is one of the topics of the next Archbold Community Theatre production.
ACT presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” starting Thursday, July 11.
“We are taking a departure from our typical summer musical to instead bring you this full-length, live-action production,” said Jason Westrick, both an actor in the show and a member of the ACT production committee.
“We know that not everyone may be a fan of musicals, but almost everyone can appreciate great storytelling, and C.S. Lewis does this like no other in his beloved classic tale of Narnia.
“You will be transported along with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy through the wardrobe to a magical world full of castles and woods, where you will meet all sorts of talking animals and mythical creatures.”
Embedded into the story is a great deal of symbolism along with many positive themes and messages.
“It is about having faith when all seems lost, about having courage when the odds are stacked against you, about doing the right thing no matter what the cost,” Westrick said.
“Ultimately it is a story of self-sacrifice and redemption from our past mistakes.
“These lessons are birthed from scenes of deception, bitter betrayal, torture and intense combat.
“The constant tension between good and evil is prevalent from start to finish, and culminates with an on-stage battle of epic proportions.
“Another thing that truly makes this show unique is that it consists of an all-ages cast and therefore is sure to appeal to an all-ages audience.”
ACT presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 11-12-13, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 pm in the AHS auditorium.