The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Adventure Theatre presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a stunning holiday fantasy so perfectly performed by two actors.  Yes, just two actors.  Tom Story, first time director at Adventure Theatre, does a remarkable job of bringing this classic book (by C.S. Lewis) to life.   With 10 characters to play in only one hour, Audrey Bertaux and Chris Dinolfo are dynamite and seamless in giving the audience a show to remember this holiday season.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Adventure TheatreThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is about four children (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) who are sent to live in the countryside.  While there, Peter and Lucy begin to explore the mysterious house, coming upon the infamous wardrobe.  Through the wardrobe, they discover a secret portal that takes them to the magical world of Narnia.  There, an evil White Witch rules the kingdom.  The four siblings discover Mr. Tumnus, mighty Aslan and others along the way. Their quest to save Narnia leads them to a fierce battle between the White Witch and Aslan. Can Lucy, her family and Mr. Tumnus find a way to rescue Narnia?

Throughout the one hour performance, the use of puppetry, magic and talented acting moves the story along at a brisk pace.  The set (designed by Luciana Stecconi) is gorgeous, simple and a great use of space. 

Bertaux and Dinolfo infuse the audience with humor and powerful movements keeping the plot easy to follow yet true to the book.  With this in mind, Our Kids recommends this performance for children 5 and up as the story moves very quickly and could be hard to follow for the younger set.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe keeps the spirit of the season alive and is the perfect outing for families this holiday season!

Additional Information

  • The show runs until December 31, 2016.  Running time is 1 hour with no intermission.
  • Tickets are $19.50 each and can be purchased online or by phone: 301-634-2270.
  • Bring your troop to see the show and get a free Aslan patch.  Call 301-634-2270 to book and mention this promotion.
  • There will be an American Sign Language Performance: December 10th at 2 p.m.
  • Enjoy Glen Echo’s Winter’s Eve performance with free Turkish delight on  December 10th at 4:30 p.m.
  • International Children’s Day is December 11th at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • ATMTC Family Appreciation performance is December 17th at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • There is also a Sensory/Autism Friendly performance on December 17th at 2 p.m.
  • Adventure Theatre is located in Glen Echo Park towards the back of the park on the left.  Be sure to leave enough time to walk from the parking lot to the theater.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Adventure Theatre

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