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Providence academy visits Narnia in stage production
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Providence Christian Academy will present The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, from Feb. 28-March 16 at the Denair Gaslight Theater. Cast members include, from left, John Locke, Wesley Locke, Zoe Dibeck and Sage Heckinger. - photo by Photo Contributed

The C.S. Lewis classic story of the adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy in the realm of Narnia is coming to the stage with Providence Christian Academy’s production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

The academy’s drama group will be performing the play version of the well-known novel over three weekends from Feb. 28 through March 16, at the Denair Gaslight Theater, at 3908 Gratton Road in Denair.

Lewis’ tale is an allegory of good versus evil. It follows the story of the Pevensie children, who are sent to live in the English countryside during the onset of World War II. One day when the children are playing hide and seek, Lucy climbs into an old wardrobe that opens up into the land of Narnia. Her siblings soon follow and eventually the children find themselves at the center of a battle for the fate of Narnia, aligning themselves with the lion Aslan, over the evil White Witch.

The cast of the play includes home schooled students from Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Don Pedro, and the surrounding areas.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children.

Limited seating is available at special discount matinees at 10 a.m. on March 7 and March 14. Tickets are only $5 for those two performances.
For reservations call 485-8637 or email

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