Over thirty fifth through eighth grade Saint John School students experienced and learned first hand, the power of theatre when they rehearsed and performed for their school, families, friends, and greater community, “The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Nine of the cast were graduating 8th graders (pictured below).
Literature came to life with this adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ most popular Chronicles of Narnia tale and the students beautifully told the allegorical story of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. Their presentation unfolded messages of sacrifice, forgiveness, compassion, collaboration, and kindness.
Some of the best of Narnia came through in simple messages delivered by the mystical creatures of this magical land and the children whom we learned with along their journey into a seemingly innocuous wardrobe:
“We must all have more faith.”
“Edmund’s the real hero.”
(Remember to compliment people who do well and give credit where credit is due)
“But to acknowledge our error and try to do better is the best way to right the wrong.”
“For good people need good rulers. And good rulers need good people.”
The very best of Narnia at Saint John School though was that it created an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, and grandparents to weave together their gifts and talents. Congratulations to the cast and crew!! Bravo!!