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Youtheatre Comes Roaring Back With C.S. Lewis Classic

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Murphy believes that by now the show has evolved into a story about youth empowerment.

After more than a year of Covid-related delays, postponements and reschedules Fort Wayne Youtheatre's production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is finally set to open on Saturday, May 1st, on the stage of the Embassy Theatre.

Its director, Christopher Murphy, credits the success of the play to the dedication and commitment of the twenty-five young actors who have been  tirelessly working on the program throughout the pandemic. 

Pictured below is one of the lead actors, Margaret Gaughan, getting into character as Tumnus, who she describes as "a funny little goat man who is nervous all the time."


To learn how circumstances have driven the evolution of this project WBOI's Julia Meek invited Murphy and  Margaret into the studio to discuss this long and winding journey they've been on and what the final version of the play will look like.

 Event Information:

Youtheatre's  production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
@ the Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne
Saturday, May 1st, 2021
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2nd
2:00 p.m.

Find ticket information and more about the organization at the Fort Wayne Youtheatre website.

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