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CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert Now Available on Amazon

Posted March 23, 2018 10:59 am by The Rose-Tree Dryad 1 Comment

If you can’t make a performance during The Most Reluctant Convert’s ongoing tour, there’s another way to watch the one-man play that explores the conversion of C.S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. The Fellowship for Performing Arts production is now available on DVD or for rent or purchase on Amazon. Streaming is free for Amazon Prime members.

For those who would like to see the play in person, these are the current tour dates:

Read NarniaWeb’s review of the play here, and check out the trailer below:

 

“The Making of Prince Caspian” Documentary (Review)

Posted March 14, 2018 1:04 pm by daughter of the king 4 Comments

Narnia fans who can’t get enough of the stage version of Prince Caspian will soon have the opportunity to bring a bit of it home with them on DVD. Back to Narnia: The Making of Prince Caspian is currently available to pre-order.

The documentary devotes a large portion of time to the preparations for a performance of Logos’ version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at a fine arts festival in Scotland, which was taking place simultaneously as the initial development of their version of Prince Caspian. The rest of the nearly one-hour runtime focuses on the various behind-the-scenes parts of stagecraft required to develop an entirely new play. The script, casting, sets, makeup, and sound design are all covered. Most of the special effects used in the play are not described, but those interested in stagecraft should enjoy what pieces are explained in detail, such as creating Beruna’s Bridge, which needed to hold together, come apart, and then be put back together for the next performance.

For those Narnia fans who might not be as interested in set design, there are multiple clips where writer/director Nicole Stratton discusses how she chose to adapt the script from the book and blocked various key scenes. Here is a brief clip about the process:

The highlight of the DVD is an interview between Douglas Gresham and Stratton. They discuss not only what Gresham thought of the play, but also the importance of live theater as a medium and the influence of C.S. Lewis’ works.

The final run of Prince Caspian ends April 28th. Read our review here, and order tickets with the NarniaWeb discount.

“The Most Reluctant Convert” Coming to More Cities

Posted March 5, 2018 3:49 pm by daughter of the king 1 Comment

The Most Reluctant Convert, a gripping one-man play by The Fellowship For Performing Arts about C.S. Lewis’ conversion to Christianity still has five more cities scheduled for its’ tour this spring. Read Narniaweb’s review.

  • Houston: March 6-8
  • Washington DC: April 4-8
  • Orlando: April 15
  • Minneapolis: April 27-28
  • Milwaukee: May 18-19

Orlando currently has only one performance scheduled, so those wanting tickets should purchase them as soon as possible. 

View the trailer and purchase tickets here.

 

The Silver Chair Screenwriter David Magee Is Writing Script for Hans Christian Andersen Musical

Posted March 1, 2018 2:34 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 5 Comments

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair screenwriter David Magee has another project in the works. Deadline is reporting that Magee has written the script for an untitled musical fantasy about the author Hans Christian Andersen, with lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz penning the music.

Last October, we heard from The Silver Chair director Joe Johnston that they were still working on the script for the upcoming Narnia film.

Since The Snow Queen is one of Andersen’s most popular fairy tales and features an icy and dangerous ruler, it’s possible that Narnia fans will find something in the new musical franchise that is reminiscent of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Some readers have speculated that C.S. Lewis may have drawn inspiration for the White Witch from Andersen’s fairy tale, since the beautiful Snow Queen also arrives on a sleigh wearing a white fur coat and kidnaps a young boy:

Check out NarniaWeb’s exclusive interview with The Silver Chair screenwriter David Magee on Talking Beasts: The Narnia Podcast.

 

 

The Horse and His Boy at Logos Theatre in 2019

Posted February 19, 2018 10:31 am by The Rose-Tree Dryad 11 Comments

The Logos Theatre in Taylors, South Carolina, will be performing The Horse and His Boy in spring of next year. Produced with special arrangement by the C.S. Lewis Company, this new production follows the current and final run of their Prince Caspian adaptation.

Check out Logos Theatre’s teaser for The Horse and His Boy below:

The Logos Theatre’s final run of Prince Caspian ends on April 28th and they are offering discounted tickets to NarniaWebbers. Check out NarniaWeb’s review of the play and watch an exclusive clip here.

Thanks to Philip for the alert!

UPDATE: The Logos Theatre says a DVD release and possibly a livestream is planned. They also clarified that tickets will initially only be available for season pass holders, but will go on sale for the general public this Summer.

 

Exclusive Clip: Pevensies Discover the Treasure Chamber in ‘Prince Caspian’ Stage Play

Posted February 6, 2018 10:26 am by Glumpuddle 5 Comments

The Logos Theatre sent us an exclusive clip from their stage adaptation of Prince Caspian in Taylors, SC. The Pevensies discover the treasure chamber in the ruins of Cair Paravel. What do you think? Post your thoughts below.

Read our review and purchase discounted tickets.

See Georgie Henley in “Angry” Trailer

Posted January 26, 2018 12:26 pm by daughter of the king 3 Comments

Georgie Henley’s professional stage debut is less than a month away. The Southwark Playhouse’s promotional trailer for the play uses some imagery that may be familiar to Narnia fans.

See Prince Caspian on Stage – Logos Theatre Offering NarniaWeb Discounted Tickets

Posted January 15, 2018 1:53 pm by Glumpuddle 2 Comments

The Logos Theatre is once again offering NarniaWebbers discounted tickets to see their acclaimed stage adaptation of Prince Caspian. The show will run Feb 2 – April 28 in Taylors, SC. Here is the message we received:

Hello NarniaWeb followers! The Logos Theatre is so excited to announce the third and final run of Prince Caspian this February-April! We loved having admins and followers from NarniaWeb join us during our summer run of Caspian, so we are offering a special discount ONLY for you! All NarniaWeb members receive 25% off tickets when they call in or use the code “IFOUNDASLAN” when purchasing tickets! Tickets are still available through our box office at 864-268-9342 or online at https://thelogostheatre.com/box-office/. This discount is good while tickets last! Enjoy a sneak peek of Caspian below and we hope to see you there!

Read NarniaWeb’s review of the show.

 

New Documentary Series: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War

Posted December 16, 2017 1:03 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 10 Comments

A new documentary series about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien is in the works. Produced by the non-profit film production company Eastgate Creative and scheduled for release in November of next year, A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War explores the friendship of the two authors, their experiences during the First World War, and the impact of the war on their lives, their faith, and their imaginations.

Based on Joseph Loconte’s New York Times bestseller, the film examines how Tolkien’s combat experience during the First World War—at the Battle of the Somme—launched him on his literary quest. The film reveals how the conflict reinforced Lewis’s youthful atheism—he was injured in combat—but also stirred his spiritual longings. The film traces the careers of both men at Oxford University, and their deepening friendship as they discover a mutual love of medieval, romantic literature. Facing the threat of another world war, Tolkien and Lewis reach back into their earlier experience of war as they compose their epic works of fantasy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Check out the trailer below:

Georgie Henley to Make Professional Stage Debut

Posted December 7, 2017 2:26 pm by daughter of the king 6 Comments

According to broadwayworld.com, Georgie Henley will be starring in a new play, Angry by Philip Ridley at the Southwark Playhouse next year. The play is a set of monologues that will be performed by Henley and a male actor whose casting has not yet been announced.

The Southwark Playhouse’s website has a fascinating synopsis:

 A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. Angry is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.

Jack Silver, the Artistic Director of the producing company Tramp, said that he was expecting Henley to be good, but her auditions “absolutely blew us away”.

“She’s a major acting talent and I think audiences are going to be surprised at just how mature and versatile she is.”

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