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The Silver Chair is About a Bullied Girl, Says TriStar President New

Posted June 26, 2017 6:28 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 8 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter recently published a wide-ranging interview with Hannah Minghella, the President of TriStar Pictures. Minghella shared thoughts on reviving the Narnia franchise with the fourth book in the series, the theme of The Silver Chair, and the character of Jill.

Why did you acquire the Narnia franchise given that it’s been seven years since the last one? And why begin with Silver Chair, the fourth book in the series, rather than just start over?

Disney made the first one, which was a wonderful movie. I don’t think the world is necessarily ready for or asking for a remake of that film. Silver Chair is a perfect moment to rejoin the franchise because it introduces a new character, a young girl named Jill, going into Narnia for the first time. Thematically, the story of a young girl who is being bullied but who has to find the courage to stand up not just for herself but ultimately all Narnians has such strong positive messaging.

She also offered these comments about the concept of filmmaker-driven films behind TriStar Pictures:

Has the mandate at TriStar changed in the two years since you took over?

I’ve slightly expanded the mandate. We’re genre agnostic and budget agnostic at TriStar. The common denominators for all TriStar films are they are original or elevated or filmmaker-driven in some way.

With Tom Rothman charged with turning around big Sony, is he more hands off with TriStar?

TriStar has always been a division where everybody’s going to be a little bit more hands off, right? Because this whole idea of TriStar is to bring in filmmakers and advocate for them and create a space for them to really be the creative leaders of their movies. So, yes, Tom is a little hands off with TriStar. And I take that both as a sign of his commitment to making filmmaker-driven movies and also his confidence in me and the team we have.

Share your comments on the interview below! Are you excited about TriStar Pictures making this movie? What do you think is the message of The Silver Chair?

Thanks to narnia fan 7 for the alert.

Amid False Han Solo Rumors, Joe Johnston Working Hard on The Silver Chair New

Posted June 26, 2017 9:13 am by The Rose-Tree Dryad 3 Comments

Last week, the upcoming “Han Solo” film lost its two directors and rumors about Joe Johnston replacing them surfaced on the internet. Many people speculated that Johnston would be a likely choice given his background with the Star Wars franchise. Ron Howard has since been brought on board to finish directing the untitled Han Solo film.

NarniaWeb received a statement from Joe’s team and is able to say that rumors of Joe’s involvement were always false and that he is still hard at work on making The Silver Chair. Here’s what they have to say:

As of now, Joe is still focused on directing The Silver Chair and has already put in a great deal of time on bringing the story to life. He has no plans to go in a different direction unless he is forced to do so.

And he, of course, appreciates all of his Star Wars fans support. They are what has catapulted his career time and time again so he is very grateful that so many have asked he take over Han. He is very grateful for all the nods from his fans.

Aslanzilla? We Don’t Think So | Talking Beasts New

Posted June 26, 2017 5:00 am by The Rose-Tree Dryad 9 Comments

As the The Silver Chair Reading Group continues, Mel and Twigs dig into the discussion inspired by chapter two and tackle some big questions. Does Aslan eat girls or swallow up cities and realms? What does Aslan REALLY think of Jill Pole? How should Aslan be different in The Silver Chair film compared to the previous three movies?

Many thanks to all of the contributors to the reading group for their insights and ideas! For those who are new, please feel free to check it out and join the fun as Narnia fans read through The Silver Chair together.

Thanks to AJAiken for editing this episode of Talking Beasts. Check out her YouTube and Vimeo channels here and here.

Think you can stump a NarniaWebber? Submit Narnia trivia questions to podcast[at]narniaweb.com with the subject “Stump” (please do not include the answer).

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eOne Hypes The Silver Chair at CineEurope New

Posted June 25, 2017 3:46 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 4 Comments

On the fourth day of the CineEurope trade show in Barcelona, distributor EntertainmentOne took the opportunity to showcase its upcoming slate of films, one of which being The Silver Chair. While no footage was available to share at the event, Narnia fans will be glad to know that eOne made a point to stir up interest in its revival of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise as it seems to be a strong indicator that pre-production of The Silver Chair is moving ahead smoothly at this stage.

NarniaWeb Interviews Prince Caspian Director Nicole Stratton New

Posted June 23, 2017 11:58 am by daughter of the king 5 Comments

If you have the opportunity to attend a performance of Prince Caspian at the Logos Theatre, I highly recommend also getting a backstage pass. The cast and crew take the time to talk about their experiences, and they also demonstrate some of the tricks they used for the effects. And they encourage everyone to take a selfie with Aslan.

The Aslan puppet

Nicole Stratton, who is the writer and director as well as playing the Nurse, graciously stayed after the backstage pass was finished to talk with me.

Approximately ⅓ of the people working on Prince Caspian are either staff or students at the Academy of Arts ministry. Others are from all over. John Harrett (Trumpkin) flew in from California. He said the character is a lot of fun.

Jeremiah Johnson (Peter) started with the Academy of Arts and Logos Theatre when he was five years old. He said he had known a little about Narnia before he got the role, but didn’t look at the movies.

“I read Prince Caspian to learn about Peter,” Jeremiah Johnson said.

Reading the book was an ongoing theme throughout most of the conversations. Sam Singleton (Caspian) said that he had pulled as little from the movie as possible.

“We care about the books too,” Zachary Johnson (Doctor Cornelius) said when he learned I was from NarniaWeb.

Members of the cast talk to fans after the show

“I made a very strong point not to look at [the movie] or think on it or pay any attention to it,” said Stratton. “I just felt like the book was sufficient and if I could just get inside the book and really allow the book and what Lewis was saying in the book to touch my heart and let it speak then I would be fine. The books are pretty awesome.”

Another topic that everyone talked about was working directly with Douglas Gresham.

“I did not expect to get to Gresham,” Stratton said. “Because I was writing the script, I sent it, I was first dealing with a secretary, and then apparently I think he got a look at the script and started to be the one to vet it.”

They raised money to bring him over for the first three performances.

“I started talking to him more and more, we were talking and talking and then he said he would really love to see it on stage and I kind of took that as a little bit of a sign. I invited him, I was like ‘Lord, give me grace, I’m going to invite this man,’” Stratton said.

Gresham and Stratton

Gresham spent an entire week promoting the play and talking with the cast and crew. He also arm-wrestled some of the kids.

“I’m left-handed, so I beat him with my left, but he beat me right-handed,” Jeremiah Johnson said with a grin on his face.

There were many challenges bringing Prince Caspian to the stage, one of which was the story itself. Stratton had to determine what changes were going to be made and then get Gresham’s approval.

“At first they weren’t going to let me write any Telmarines that weren’t mentioned in the book, but I was really wanting to connect you somehow to the person who has to be sent through. So I did a rewrite again, and I sent it with Jaco in there and Anwen and I was like, please. And he really loved it, so I was glad that he let me keep that in there,” said Stratton.

Other cast members backstage

When asked what was the most important thing to get right, Stratton responded without much hesitation.

“I think for me the most important thing has been Aslan through all of it, that we portray him accurately, that we give him that respect that he so deserves, that majesty that you feel, that feeling when they say that he’s not a tame lion, that he’s good. So you feel the sense of awe, but you also feel the calmness. So when he comes, and what I really wanted to get across in the story was what the story taught me, was being willing first off, to follow Aslan, eyes on him, following alone and be willing to follow alone, and when hardships come not feeling like he’s abandoned you, that he’s always there, and that even if we can’t see him or hear him he’s with us,” Stratton said.

And then Stratton mentioned all the other things that were important to her.

“And I also really wanted to get right, there were so many things I wanted to get right, the whole book, I was like ‘oh, the whole book I want to get it right!’” Stratton said.

Trumpkin and Aslan meeting was another important part.

“I just, I felt like in the movie it did not show what it feels like when you have not believed at all, and then when you come face to face with the truth is he’s real. And then Trumpkin comes, and then when Aslan says so beautifully, ‘shall we be friends?’ you know? [laughs] It’s wonderful to show his love. His love in this book, his love for individuals. It was really important for me to show how he individually cared and spoke and taught each one of the four and Trumpkin and how he cares,” Stratton said.

“Shall we be friends?”

Another addition that Stratton hoped Gresham would let her keep is the expanded role of the Nurse.

“[Gresham] let me keep my locket idea too, to give you that little emotional tie there. To let her know, to let people know that I think it’s hard when you’re a parent and you’re trying to raise up your children, some people have only a little bit of time . . . and those times that you’ve had it’s not a waste and God was in it. He’s with them, and so it’s important I think for the nurse to know that her investment in what they did even in the little bit of time that they had together it lasted. It’s eternal, it never ends,” said Stratton.

One of the structural changes Stratton made is beginning the play with the Telmarine backstory.

“I read the book a lot, and then I listened to the audio, and I was working in my kitchen one day and I heard ‘many years ago, in a world far from Narnia’. You know, when it gets to the end of the book and I said ‘ah, that’s the beginning’,” Stratton said.

Why have the nurse tell it?

“To try to tell [Caspian] where he came from, his heritage, how important it is, how he can be different if he follows Aslan,” Stratton said.

Another structural challenge was balancing the duel and the romp, which occur within the same time-frame in the book, but are divided into separate chapters.

“So when they’re in the middle of fighting, you see the girls coming out, I’m trying to say these two things are happening at the same time, and then I also wanted to say to my audience that even though Peter can’t see Aslan, Aslan is with him. So that’s why I put Aslan in the exact same spot where Peter and Miraz were dueling,” Stratton said.

In addition to the story itself, there were also several technical challenges the production crew had to figure out. Some of the pieces, such as the Aslan puppet, were reused from the Logos Theatre’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but other pieces were brand new, and nearly everything was made in-house.

One of the new pieces is the Destrier puppet, which weighs over 100 lbs and is operated by three puppeteers.

A puppeteer demonstrating how Destrier’s head moves

A few of the most challenging special effects were the Telmarine disappearing through the door, the ocean that the Pevensies play in, and Beruna’s Bridge.

“I think the bridge was very challenging, because not only does it have to break apart it has to break apart every time and go back together,” Stratton said.

The production crew had several brainstorming sessions to throw around ideas about how they could make it all work.

“That’s how it all starts. It starts with an idea,” said Joe Hainsworth, who is the set designer and plays Sopespian.

Crew members show the rigging used on the Dryads

Another challenging effect was Reepicheep’s tail growing back. Stratton explained to me how they made it work, but insisted Narnia fans would have to come and see it for themselves.

What’s up next at Logos?

Hainsworth confirmed that they are planning on doing The Magician’s Nephew next. It might not be next year, but according to Stratton, “It’s going good.”

Magician’s Nephew, I’m trying to be patient, I know I’ve got to take my time doing it, but we’re going to run Prince Caspian a little longer just to give people more time to spread the word and come see it but then we’ll move on. I want to end up doing all the books,” Stratton said.

Hainsworth and Stratton

Why not The Voyage of the Dawn Treader next?

“Our stage isn’t big enough to do Voyage yet. The ship I have in my head needs to be a lot taller. We really need a new building” said Stratton.

Stratton said her goal is to eventually have a large theater that’s solely doing full-scale productions of C.S. Lewis’ works, but they don’t have the money for that yet.

“We know the Lord’s going to, you know, do it if He’s going to do it, and if not we’re just going to stay faithful where He has us and we’re loving what He’s having us do right now, so we’re just going to keep moving as He provides,” Stratton said.

In the meantime, Narnia fans can look forward to a documentary about the making of Prince Caspian, which will be available to buy online. According to Hainsworth they’re trying to have it done before the end of this summer’s run.

Prince Caspian runs through July 15. For tickets, go to thelogostheatre.com Or call 864-268-9342 to get the special NarniaWeb discount.

 

Narnian Sculptures Featured in New Nature Trail New

Posted June 22, 2017 12:37 pm by daughter of the king 3 Comments

A nature trail in Banstead Woods and Chipstead Downs Nature Reserve was opened today. The trail features chainsaw-carved statues made from the area’s natural deadwood and inspired by The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Surrey news site has photos of an Aslan statue as well as Lucy at the lamppost.

Nearby? Send us photos!

Photo: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

NarniaWeb Reviews Prince Caspian at Logos Theatre

Posted June 20, 2017 9:56 am by daughter of the king 2 Comments

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If the essence of Narnia is a longing for home and the joy in finding it, then the Logos Theatre’s production of Prince Caspian could be a home away from home. (Trailer)

Upon entering the theater, the audience immediately sees two set pieces on opposite ends of the stage in front of the curtain: a tower on Miraz’s castle with a telescope at the top, and Trufflehunter’s den. Two different sides of the story soon to be brought together by the title character.

The play opens with a brief overview of the Telmarine backstory as told to a baby Caspian (McClain Preston) by his Nurse (Nicole Stratton). Those who are familiar with the book will recognize what is happening, and those who haven’t read the books or are only familiar with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, learn about what happened to Narnia since the Pevensies left. The opening also establishes Caspian’s role and his importance to Narnia early on so the audience has a hint of what’s to come.

Nurse with baby Caspian

The story continues from there very much like the book format starting with the Pevensies on a train platform. All four are excellent in their roles. Peter (Jeremiah Johnson) felt like the High King had walked right out of the book and onto the stage. Morgan Naegel as Lucy was occasionally hesitant with her delivery, but was always sincere during the more emotional parts. Susan (Laurel Williams) was a perfect blend of caring older sister and reluctant believer, while Edmund (Joshua Schuyler) balanced the character’s serious and humorous sides.

One of the most visually impressive special effects is the transition from England to Narnia. It’s very simply done with the crew moving the set pieces around the Pevensies as though they’ve been caught up in a magical whirlwind, but the lighting and music make the moment very dramatic and wonderful to watch. (Watch the scene)

Drawn into Narnia

The dialogue follows the book almost exactly for a good portion of the play, including most of the conversation about where the children are going to find food after they splash about in the ocean (another wonderful visual effect). Even so, the story moves fairly quickly to the discovery of the ruins of Cair Paravel, which featured one of the more poignant moments. After discovering the chess piece, there is a brief, but heartfelt flashback from Peter’s perspective of what Cair Paravel was like when they were last there.

The story lingers a little longer when they find the Treasure Chamber, establishing some important plot points (such as Susan’s horn), while also allowing for emotional depth. There is a definite sense of joy at finding their home, and loss that so much time has passed. Schuyler was particularly good in this scene as he simply but deeply expressed Edmund’s sorrow for what happened the last time.

Even though book readers probably know what to expect, the show still manages to pull the audience in with nearly seamless transitions between scenes with very few pauses as well as bringing the action as close as possible. Such was the case with Trumpkin’s (John Harrett) introduction, as the Telmarines carried him kicking and screaming all the way down the center aisle to the lower end of the stage. Harrett played the comedic moments well, and also performed the more serious moments with a great deal of dignity.

Trumpkin is startled by the Pevensies after being rescued

The play again continues much like the book with the narrator taking over telling Caspian’s tale from Trumpkin, but then it actually expands on the story with more time in Caspian’s youth as well as involving more Telmarine characters.

We spend more time with the Nurse as she tells a young Caspian (Brinton Stratton) tales about Aslan (voiced by Nicky Chavers), Narnia, and his parents. This part also introduces Anwen (Elise Snow), a maiden in the court, and Jaco (Jedidiah Johnson), Caspian’s sword instructor. Both characters support Caspian after the Nurse is sent away and later aid Doctor Cornelius (Zachary Johnson) in helping Caspian escape. Usually, the play transitions to a slightly older Caspian (Dawson Mackey) before the Nurse leaves, but at Saturday’s performance Brinton Stratton played both parts. This may have been why he stumbled over his lines a few times, but he was utterly sincere throughout his performance, and cried real tears when Caspian and the Nurse are separated.

The separation is one of the more heartbreaking moments in the play. After an upset Caspian declares that Aslan isn’t real and is gone just like his parents, the Nurse presents him with a locket featuring a picture of his parents on one side, and her on the other. She then shows him her own locket with his parents and Caspian inside. It is a tender moment where they both promise to wear the lockets and always remember.

Nurse tells Caspian stories of Old Narnia

The play does slow down a bit during Caspian’s childhood, but the time is well spent. The Telmarines are given more emotional depth early on rather than waiting until near the end like the book. Some of them are clearly afraid of Miraz (Christian Lamas), who is proud and cruel without becoming an evil stereotype. Prunaprismia (Rebecca Swager) is prim and snide, with little to no compassion for Caspian. There are also some small, easy to overlook moments that nevertheless showcase the production’s attention to detail, such as Destrier reacting to Aslan’s name even though he’s just a dumb beast, Caspian wishing to learn navigation even though Miraz has forbidden it, and the entire title of Caspian’s grammar book.

Caspian (Sam Singleton) and Doctor Cornelius are a lot of fun to watch. Caspian’s eagerness to learn and his longing for Old Narnia are well expressed, and Cornelius’ brisk but solemn tutelage also feels true to the book.

The set pieces continue to be impressive throughout the show. The characters moved almost without pausing between the large, rotating pieces that make up the interior of the castle to the tower that is a permanent fixture on one corner of the stage.

Astronomy lesson with Doctor Cornelius

It takes a while for any sense of urgency to build up, but Anwen pulls Cornelius aside after the conversation on the astronomy tower, implying Caspian may soon be in trouble. After that, the story moves quickly again. Caspian’s goodbye to Cornelius is just as touching as in the book, and the addition of Jaco and Anwen waiting with his horse to send him away enhances that moment. The audience and Caspian know that some Telmarines are still loyal to him, which makes more of an emotional impact.

Caspian’s flight is the first time he rides the extremely impressive Destrier puppet, and it is also the audience’s first look at the Narnian trees. Some are clearly people on stilts, but the costumes suggest bark and leaves and the audience’s imagination fills in the rest. A few of the trees are even more impressive with actors on wires rising up from beneath the floor of the stage until they almost reach the rafters overhead.

Caspian escapes on Destrier

Caspian meeting the Old Narnians is one of the funnier parts of the play. There is a lot of rapid, overlapping dialogue between Trumpkin, Nikabrik (Stephen Warren), and Trufflehunter (Thomas Allen). But the tone is lighthearted rather than mocking. For the most part, the Narnians are actually quite impressive with the actors moving very much like the creatures they are portraying, particularly Rachel Bjorkman as Pattertwig and Amber Swager as Camilo the Hare. Unfortunately, that wasn’t true across the board as the centaurs were underwhelming. Although Glenstorm (Matthew Hainsworth) had an imposing and solemn presence even if he didn’t look much like a centaur. This part also introduced one of the odder departures from the book: Mrs. Trufflehunter (Allison Craft), who seems to exist solely for a “quit badgering me” joke between the two badgers later on in the play.

Trufflehunter protects an unconscious Caspian

The play doesn’t include the various skirmishes described in the book, but instead opens the second act with a scene having several wounded animals entering Aslan’s How followed by the conversation about blowing the horn. The audience is made aware that time has passed since the Narnians headed for Aslan’s How at the end of the first act without an extended action sequence that might be necessary in film.

The story slows down again much like the book as the play goes back to the Pevensies and Trumpkin. Both the duel and archery challenge from the book are included, although the fight choreography is somewhat similar to the movie, especially the end with Edmund standing over Trumpkin. Nicknaming Trumpkin the DLF is almost word for word from the book.

“It was not like the silly fighting you see with broad swords on the stage. […] This was real broad-sword fighting.” Prince Caspian, ch. 8

Much of the rest of the journey to the How is also like the book, but not all of it. Lucy attempting to wake the trees is on the same night as meeting Aslan rather than the night before, and the trees don’t show any signs of waking. There is also a brief interlude where Miraz asks Sopespian (Joe Hainsworth) how construction on the bridge is progressing even though it was already established that there is a bridge at Beruna’s Bridge.

The heated conversations between the characters about which direction they should go and whether or not Lucy saw Aslan are well performed. Williams especially shines during these scenes, clearly showcasing Susan’s hesitance and fear as she is the last to follow Lucy.

The Aslan puppet is large and not only moves impressively, but Chavers’ performance is also impressive with a majestic voice that perfectly captures the not tame but good aspects of Aslan. While the movies may have had a more realistic looking lion, the movies don’t have Aslan walking off the stage and down the center aisle past the audience. It was a great moment as Aslan walked past, and then the Pevensies and Trumpkin followed.

Return of the Lion

The Sorcery and Sudden Vengeance scene had intense music and lighting, and Nikabrik, the Hag (Mary Beth Smith), and the werewolf (Jonah Cofer) were suitably sinister when delivering their individual lines, but they broke the tension by breaking into maniacal laughter a few too many times. Even so, the sudden blackout just as Caspian is bit and Peter, Edmund, and Trumpkin charge in is chilling. Book lovers will appreciate the scene that follows with Caspian being awed by Peter and Edmund’s presence and Peter insisting that he is not there to take Caspian’s place.

The discussion of the challenge is shortened, with the conversation between Glozelle (Marshall Preston) and Sopespian about their motivations occurring after they have already goaded Miraz into accepting the challenge. It makes the scene somewhat more disturbing as they reveal that even Miraz’s supporters tire of his rule after they have already pretended to show concern for Miraz.

After this point, the story quickly jumps back and forth between the duel and the romp, showing what was happening simultaneously. Bacchus and Silenus were not included, and the romp consisted mostly of dryads, forest creatures, and Telmarine women they gathered on their way. The trees awakening was one of the greatest moments as, after being so still in the prior scenes, they all bowed to Aslan at the same time. The river god was even more impressive. The actor flew up out of the water through the cracks in the bridge as it crumbled into pieces after Aslan roared.

The trees awaken

Although the fight choreography for the duel was well done, the emphasis was on the emotional beats. The lighting was tinted red, and Peter and the Narnians’ desperation was clearly shown. During the middle of the fight, dryads abruptly ran into the center of the stage and the scene transitioned back to the romp with Aslan standing in the exact same spot where Peter and Miraz were dueling moments before. The emotional parts of the story continued to be the emphasis as Aslan healed the Nurse. The audience was closer to crying during that scene than any other time during the play.

The scene transitioned back to the duel in basically the same way with Peter and Miraz abruptly running to center stage and continuing the duel. It was slightly jarring to go from one scene to the other so abruptly, but it kept the action flowing in a more direct way than finishing the duel and battle before going to the romp would have done.

Single combat

The battle itself was also well staged. The majority of the stage was covered in a sinister red light with the fighting happening very slowly, but there was also a brighter spotlight that moved to different parts of the stage. The characters in the spotlight would fight at a very fast pace. This staging allowed some character moments to be the focus while also having a lot of action happening at the same time. The best parts were Reepicheep weaving in and out of the fight before being wounded, Jaco rushing to save Caspian after another Telmarine soldier pins Caspian down, and the trees charging in and beating off the Telmarines with their branches.

The rest of the play is mostly focussed on the emotions. After the longing for the old days throughout most of the play, there is definite joy once Narnia has been restored. The healing of Reepicheep’s tail is one such moment (and a neat special effect). The reunion of Caspian and his Nurse is also joyful, though tearful as well. There is also some bittersweetness, as Jaco volunteers to be the first Telmarine through the door into the other world (his disappearance was another of the amazing special effects). The tone is bittersweet again as the Pevensies leave. And it ended as all adaptations of Prince Caspian should: with a hearty laugh over Edmund leaving his new torch in Narnia.

Overall, Prince Caspian at the Logos Theatre is, quite simply, good theater. Even theater-goers who aren’t Narnia fans should enjoy the show. The script, actors, and effects are all amazing. Some of the more visual aspects seems to have been inspired by the films, such as some of the costumes and the Treasure Chamber set design, but the vast majority of the show is clearly inspired by the book and a desire to be true to C.S.Lewis’ vision.

King Caspian kneels before Aslan

Prince Caspian runs through July this summer, though other runs next year may be announced soon. To order tickets, go to thelogostheatre.com Or call 864-268-9342 to get the special NarniaWeb discount.

The Magician’s Nephew at 2018 Shaw Festival

Posted June 16, 2017 3:45 pm by daughter of the king 2 Comments

Narnia fans may have more than one opportunity to see a stage production of The Magician’s Nephew next year! The Shaw Festival has announced that an adaptation of The Magician’s Nephew by Michael O’Brien will open the 2018 season. The director will be Tim Carroll, who directed the Stratford Festival’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe last year.

The Logos Theatre also intends to perform a production of The Magician’s Nephew in 2018. Dates and box office information have not yet been announced for either theater.

A few NarniaWeb moderators saw Stratford’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and did a podcast review.

Can Wonder Woman Save Narnia? | Talking Beasts

Posted June 12, 2017 5:00 am by Glumpuddle 12 Comments

This is a spoiler-free discussion.

What can the Narnia movies learn from DC’s Wonder Woman? Are movie heroes becoming increasingly complex? Would audiences rather relate to heroes than aspire to them? Listen to Glumpuddle and Ryadian’s discussion and post your thoughts below.

The C.S. Lewis Minute is brought to you by William O’Flaherty, author of C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell and creator of EssentialCSLewis.com.

Think you can stump a NarniaWebber? Submit Narnia trivia questions to podcast[at]narniaweb.com with the subject “Stump” (please do not include the answer).

Talk to us! This episode was an experiment; our topic was only indirectly related to Narnia. What did you think? Should we try more topics like this on occasion? Please post your thoughts below or send an e-mail to podcast[at]narniaweb.com. Positive and negative feedback are equally appreciated.

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Prince Caspian Discounted Tickets for NarniaWebbers

Posted June 8, 2017 12:28 pm by Glumpuddle 4 Comments

The Logos Theatre sent us this video, offering NarniaWebbers 25% off tickets to see their acclaimed stage adaptation of Prince Caspian!  The video also includes a fantastic glimpse of the opening scenes (just a rehearsal, but still exciting to watch).

For discounted tickets, call 864-268-9342 and say NarniaWeb sent you. Summer performances in Taylors, SC will run June 15 – July 15. Stay tuned for our review!

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