Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saint Mary’s University’s Page Series to host ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University’s Page Series will host a Theatreworks USA performance of the timeless children’s story “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The event will be held in Page Theatre, located in the Performance Center.

This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children living in war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Narnia is a strange and wondrous place ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch, who makes winter last year round. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the four children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch, thus restoring sunshine and peace to spellbound Narnia and returning the great Lion King Aslan to his throne.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. They can be purchased from the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at www.pagetheatre.org.

Saint Mary’s University is a fiscal year 2010 recipient of an Institutional Presenter Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

‘Gathering for Narnia’ planned for
Oct. 23 at Winona Public Library

The public is invited to attend a gathering at the Winona Public Library Saturday, Oct. 23, in celebration of Theatreworks USA’s production of “The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” at the SMU Page Theatre.

The free event will begin at 12:30 p.m. Teacher education students from Saint Mary’s will lead children in kindergarten through grade six in creating masks or simple costumes, based upon the characters from C.S. Lewis’ novels.

Light refreshments will be served, and participants will have opportunities to win gift cards from Barnes & Noble and the Book Shelf, as well as tickets to see the “The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” at SMU.