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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Opens at OLT This Weekend

This weekend and next weekend will be your chance to see CS Lewis’ book “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” come to life on the stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The theatre’s junior group (J.O.L.T) is presenting this full-length story in a play adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette.

More than 30 young performers and crew, assisted by several adults, have worked over the last six weeks to bring the magical land of Narnia to life. If you are unfamiliar with Lewis’ works, you will discover that he is recognized as one of the great Christian authors and that his “Chronicles of Narnia,” a series of seven books, are clearly based on the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ, represented in these tales of Aslan, the great lion.

Fighting the righteous fight against the evil witch and her army, Aslan’s creatures battle to rid Narnia of the witch’s eternal Winter and restore Spring, and hope, to the country, fulfilling the prophecy that four human children, “sons of Adam and daughters of Eve,” will become the benevolent rulers of Narnia, singing the praises of Aslan their savior and the “son of the Great Emperor beyond the sea.” The play is directed by high-school senior, Katie O’ Rear.

The play will be presented at the OLT, 610 Mena Street on December 4th, 5th, and 6th, and 11th, 12th, and 13th. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees play at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call 479-234-2321.

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