The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Southern Illinois University, December 2016 and 2017
To bring the classic story to life, for the animal characters we used a combination of human silhouettes from different time periods with fur and animal-influenced makeup. The early WWII setting was alluded to with the German and Russian influences of Fenris Ulf and the White Witch, respectively, while the children arrived complete with their refugee evacuation tags. The Kings and Queens wore fairytale costumes echoing the color and shapes of their younger selves. Wood nymphs both changed and became the scenery. Remounting the show a year later provided the opportunity to revamp a few details while making adjustments for a handful of new cast members.
Directed by J. Thomas Kidd Photos by Steve Buhman and Carrington Spires
Wendi R. Zea, Costume Design Ron Naversen, Scenic Design Janessa Harris, Lighting Design