"Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny." C.S. Lewis
On May 19-20, Viewpoint’s Seventh and Eighth Grade performers invited their audience to join them on a great adventure from the stage of the Carlson Family Theater. Adapted from the timeless novel by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie. To escape the WWII air raids in London, the children are sent to Marbleton Manor in the English countryside to live with their uncle, Professor Digory Kirke. While exploring the mansion, they discover a magical wardrobe that transports them to the land of Narnia, sending them on an incredible adventure.
The show featured 30 enthusiastic Middle School students both onstage and behind the scenes. Lisa Roskowinski, the play’s director and teacher of Middle and Upper School Theatre, said, “At its heart, theatre requires imagination, empathy, listening, focus and teamwork - all skills that serve one well throughout life. Working with these young people in creative ways and watching them grow has been inspiring, and we are very proud of all they have accomplished. Congratulations to our talented cast and crew who did a beautiful job of telling this heroic tale of love, faith, courage, giving, and the triumph of good over evil."