By Nicholas Polt, contributor to The DC Moms
In a two-person version of the classic tale, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover a secret portal to a magical world called Narnia. With an evil White Witch ruling the kingdom, can Lucy, her new friend Mr. Tumnus, and her family band together to save this land from the eternal winter?
From the moment Peter and Lucy–played exuberantly by Dylan Toms and Irene Hamilton–bound onstage to introduce themselves to the audience and breathlessly kick off the story of their epic adventure, you know you and the little ones are in for a treat. The Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park stages a delightful adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe that transports playgoers of all ages to Narnia and back through immersive set design, lighting and sound. But most impressive are the feats of the two actors who bring to life all of your favorite characters, sometimes switching with head-spinning speed.
Kids of all ages love the myriad moments of audience interaction and actors’ use of the entire space. Our 5-year-old guest did not hesitate to exclaim confidently once the applause died down, “That was great.”
Big festive feels, fun, and ferocity from a small stage (and cast)!
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Nov. 17 – Jan. 7, 2024
Based on the story by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by le Clanché du Rand
Directed by Tom Story and Shanara Gabrielle
Recommended for ages 4 and up
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- Get tickets here
- Directions: Click here for Google Map directions on getting to Glen Echo Park. You may also want to look up information about the Cafe, carousel, or Glen Echo’s neighbors.
- Note: Adventure is located past the carousel under the two tallest towers beside the Cuddle Up. It takes approximately 10 minutes with young children to get from the parking lot to Adventure Theatre MTC. For a map of the park, click here.