GREENVILLE – The Darke County Civic Theater brought Narnia to Greenville this weekend with its performances of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
The company held its sixth annual family production at St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Last year, the program only held one production prior to the pandemic. Director Chris Chappa said after a long year off stage, it’s great to be back.
“We did Dorothy in Wonderland in March, right when COVID-19 ramped up,” he said. “We didn’t do anything else the whole rest of the year. It’s nice to be back on the stage.”
The show was cast in May and rehearsals were held all summer. The actors’ ages ranged from children as young as eight years old, to adults.
The cast included: Maia Wisner as Lucy, Elizabeth Moss as Susan, Avery Yount as Edmund, Erick Lee as Peter, Katelyn Conway as White Witch, Georgia Wetzel as Azlan, Kianna Dishman as Mr. Beaver, Kari Thompson as Mrs. Beaver, Daniel Hehmeyer as Jumnus, Sarah Crumrine as Unicorn, Cecil Hawes as Centaur, Parker Francis as Fenris Ulf, Anna Stump as Dwarf, Andrew Costa as Father Christmas, Isabel Costa as Elf, Amelia Zimmer as White Stag, with Gideon Duncan, Mariah Ewards, Bella Enicks, Sofia Harsh and Rylee McMahan in an ensemble.
After the performances, Chappa praised the cast.
“It’s always so much more exciting once you get to be on the stage with the costumes, lights, sounds and everything.” he said “We’re lucky because we have a really great group of kids. All of our kids are super responsible. They’re good, good kids, we’re super lucky.”
The Darke County Civic Theater will hold auditions for its 2021 Fall Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Final Bow Performing Arts Center, 116 E. Third St. Greenville, Ohio 45331.
For more information on the Darke County Civic Theater go to: www.darkecountycivictheater.org/