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PLCT announces cast for 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

Pequot Lakes Community Theater is rehearsing for the production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” a dramatization of the classic book by C.S. Lewis.

Follow the adventures of the four children who stumble through a wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten land of Narnia. The play faithfully re-creates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, and his struggle with the White Witch. 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 of the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia and more.

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. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is certain to be a show that will be enjoyed by all ages.

Directed by Kate Davis, the cast includes Jonathan Liedl as Aslan, Hannah Gatton as the White Witch, Anthony Ly as Peter, Madison Welte as Susan, Jack Friday as Edmund, Mercedes Engren as Lucy, Chuck Heuberger as Mr. Tumnus, Craig and Julie Friday as Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, Sophia Drake as the Unicorn, Trevor Kile as the Centaur, Eddie Bind as Fenris Ulf, Cole Kaneski as the Queen’s Dwarf, Emma Fitch as the White Stag, Peter Herzog as Father Christmas and Lisa Schumacher as his Elf.

Other cast members include Kira Moses, Brianna Aase, Brady Davis, Caleb Davis, Noah Joque, Marjorie Harris, Patricia Harris, Rylie Young, Emily Espeseth, Hannah Kostecka, Joe Binda and Danielle Rollins as members of the Queen’s Army.

Aslans’ followers are Shayna Schmidt, Grace Bonfig, Amelia Davis, Anna Sechser, Gianna Sechser, Amber Hidde and Ashlynn Reynolds.

The Wood Nymphs will be played by Kelsi Compton and Cherie Landgren. The Mice are Lily Moser, Jayce Compton, Arya Compton and Ryder Compton.

The production team includes Kim Utesch as technical director, Ben Gordon as assistant director/stage manager, Tim Leagjeld as set designer and Cheri Darden as the costume designer.

Performances of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 15-16 and 22-23, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 17 and 24, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 60 and older and $8 for youth age 18 and younger. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at 218-568-9200. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before each performance.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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