The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
By le Clanche du Rand. Adapted from the book by C.S. LewisBuy Tickets
September 7- 23, 2018
Journey to Narnia in this imaginative re-telling of C.S. Lewis’s beloved classic. Siblings Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie step through a magical wardrobe and come face to face with Mr. Tumnus, the White Witch and Aslan the Great Lion. Cheer them on as they courageously battle to save the wondrous kingdom of Narnia!
le Clanché du Rand is what they call a triple talent. She is an actress, a playwright, and a drama therapist whose work is known and respected across the country in all these fields. She has enjoyed a 30-year acting career that includes many Broadway credits, national tours and leading roles in many of the nation’s top regional theaters. Her nine feature film performances, especially in Awakenings (Magda, one of the patients who awoke), Sleepless In Seattle (as Meg Ryan’s mother), and Isn’t She Great, make her face familiar to many.
She is also a widely produced playwright. She has three plays for young people published by Dramatic Publishing Company which have been produced at more than 20 theaters, and four plays produced and toured by Lincoln Center Institute. Her published adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the only children’s play selected to perform at the Sundance Festival in 1999. She is the author and performer of her highly acclaimed one-person show Hysterics which has been performed locally, and in regional theaters and at conferences. Her latest play, Transcendental Wild Oats, which is about Louisa May Alcott’s family, premiered at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley in November 1999.
She is also a drama therapist with a private practice in Ulster County, N.Y., and has published articles in the field. At the University of California in Berkeley she did an M.A. in dramatic art during the turbulent ’60s, and in the milder ’80s she did an M.A. in drama therapy at New York University in Manhattan. The interaction of acting, playwriting, directing and drama therapy has made it possible for du Rand to claim a unique and privileged window into each of these forms of exploration. She has often felt like an anthropologist of the human psyche in its various and rich manifestations in these several worlds which call upon individual revelation. Only in the shared experience with an audience can these revelations find a universal home and personal enrichment.
- Jenny McKnight
- Stage Manager
- Corey Hollinger
- Scenic Designer
- Erin Gautille
- Lighting Designer
- Tony Stoeri
- Costume Designer
- Kayla Cieslinski
- Sound Designer
- Brandon Reed
- Becky Underwood
Anna Butler (Lucy) is a Bloomington local, delighted to be returning for her second show with Cardinal Stage. After childhood as a thespian, she left the theater to earn her B.A. in Creative Writing and Video Production at Ball State University and never looked back…until last year when she played the part of Nermal in Cardinal’s Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude. That appearance was a joy for her, and she is prepared to bring all the same childlike wonder to the role of Lucy!
Courtney Reid- Harris (Susan) Courtney Reid Harris is finishing up her BFA in musical theatre at IU! She was last seen with Cardinal Stage Company in The Merchant of Venice and Hairspray. For IU Theatre: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, Into the Woods, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. For Indiana Festival Theatre: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Seussical the Musical. For Bloomington Playwrights Project: Happily After Ever and Billy Witch. For University Players: Legally Blonde (Chutney). She also co-hosts WTIU’s The Friday Zone, airing on PBS in Indiana and parts of Illinois. Courtney Reid is from Fort Worth, Texas
Trevor Purkiser (Peter) is thrilled to be returning to Cardinal Stage Company for the third time! He is a Senior majoring Theatre & Drama and Film Production at Indiana University. For Cardinal Stage: West Side Story (Action), Peter Pan (Noodler). For IU Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter). Other favorites include: Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (Sam/Mr. Burns), Shrek: The Musical (Donkey), The Three Musketeers (D’Artagnan). Trevor is determined to one day add being the fourth live-action Spider-Man to his credits. He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support. Trevor is from Evansville, Indiana.