In comparison, our car, if it was as smart as Grandpa’s horse, could make the trip to and from the Reitz Theatre. Claire and the boys continue to trek daily to DuBois to participate in their new love – community theatre. Since early November the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has consumed their every waking hour and their much needed sleeping time. This C. S. Lewis classic tale of sacrifice, redemption and atonement has been inspiring to the cast and the audience.
Walker, a squirrel, and Ashton, a dwarf, are completely enamored with the excitement and challenge of eating plum pudding and turning to stone on stage. Back stage is even more fun as they make life-time friends with the fifty other dedicated thespians. Claire helps in the background making sure all squirrel and fox tails are pinned properly and healthy snacks are available to all during this fast paced experience.
Director Dave Martin, and Kris Haenes, stage manager, deserve sainthood for their patience, kindness, and mentorship toward the cast. Their love for God, theatre, and children is reflected in their actions of this Christ-centered production.
We look forward to more performances and opportunities with this great group of people. Please consider becoming involved in your local community theatre; you’ll treasure the rewards and the many laughs.