Mary Gilliam
  • Social Work
  • Class of 2015
  • Columbus, Ohio

of stars in Huntington University's 'Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

2013 Sep 17

of , , will star as in Huntington University's upcoming production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

is a major at HU.

The exciting drama features chases, duels and escapes as the children try to save the magical land of Narnia from the clutches of the evil White Witch.

Let your imagination wander as memorable characters bring this tale to life. Follow Lucy (Maggie Gilliam) and her siblings, Edmund (Kyle Lindsey), Susan (Lauren Sowers) and Peter (Josh Cookingham), as they enter the mystical land of Narnia. Together, they will try to fulfill the age-old prophecy and battle to defeat the White Witch (Kenna Belt) with Aslan (Stephen Planalp) by their side.

Directed by HU’s Jay Duffer, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” will debut in the Studio Theater of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University from Sept. 26-28. Performances begin at 7 p.m. with a special 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sept. 28. Two performances also will be offered at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 5 for Homecoming & Family Weekend.

"Our play is a fairly faithful adaptation from C.S. Lewis' beloved novel. The story historically serves as a wonderful allegory of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, and the great sacrifice of love he has for all humankind,” Duffer said. “I know that children and adults alike will love seeing this vibrant and entertaining production, whether they are devout fans of the book or it’s their first time seeing these characters spring to life.”

For reservations, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at 260-359-4261 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets are sold at the door before every performance. Tickets are now on sale. Get your tickets today as seating is limited.

There are some intense fight scenes and a few scary moments, so please be advised if bringing younger children to the show.

For more information about the Huntington University Theatre Company, visit

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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