The Open Road Theatre presents

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – by C.S. Lewis

 Life leads us into the unknown to discover the wonderful truth of who we are.

C.S. Lewis’ storyline emphasis is on how the advent of a bad event – leaving one’s home and family for safety from the war and the London Blitz – can lead to a good event; the adage of when a door closes another door opens elsewhere through The Wardrobe.

The children move from a world where decisions are made for them, to an unknown magical place where they are continually confronted to make their own decisions. The decisions they make have far-reaching impacts on everyone. 

5 Broad Sword Fights.

Performances: Time & Location

June 2-4 @ 7:00pm – and – June 5 @ 2:00pm Matinee, in person

At: MuCCC Theatre, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, US

Lion, Witch, Wardrobe Tickets (online)

By moving from one Life Challenge – Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy take on another challenge to become rulers of their own destinies and the destinies of others.

Edmund, the most vulnerable middle sibling defiantly makes poor choices for the wrong reasons, learns valuable lessons about loyalty to his family, to the powers of good, and to the greater good for everyone.

Edmund’s first choice, made out of a bitter sibling rivalry, to follow the evil Queen Jadis, reveals to him who his trustworthy friends are in life by learning that choices made from love are true genuine healthy strength.

Peter, the eldest, learns about authentic leadership for his siblings and for an entire realm.

Lucy and Susan learn that women can be strong fighters and leaders in their own right.

Historical Background - The London Blitz:
The Blitz was an intense Nazi German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and originated from the term Blitzkrieg, the German word for 'lightning war'.
The London Blitz occurred during the six years Britain was at war, 1939–45, life was frequently hard for Londoners.
The London Blitz began as bombing attacks intended to destroy strategically important Airforce bases and aircraft factories. 
Bombers did not initially target civilian areas as Hitler was hopeful that Britain would relent and eventually ask for a peace agreement. This changed on 24th August 1940.
London was bombed for 57 consecutive nights beginning 7 September 1940. ... 
At this time, as many as 180,000 people per night sheltered within the London underground system
Families were often separated due to evacuation and fathers going away to fight. 

For more information – Contact: Karen Dieruf, Producing Artistic Director

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