At St. Luke's in midtown, a re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just 2 performers playing the human, animal, and super-natural characters that populate the epic story.The Off-Broadway production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe closed December 30, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all.
By all reports, this unusual and bare-bones adaptation is true to Lewis' story, including the torture and death of Aslan, the messianic king of Narnia. The show is open to all audiences but seems best suited to kids 5 and over, and will probably be enjoyed most by those somewhat familiar with the story.