C.S. Lewis Classic Comes to Folsom

Sutter Street Theatre
Photo Courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre. From left are Alison Loeprich, Jerold McFatter, Seba Yoke and Scott Howard.

Did you hear the one about the cat and the enchantress who walk into a closet? You know, with Santa Claus somehow being part of the scenario?

Sutter Street Theatre lays it all out starting Saturday, April 2, when it begins staging “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Joseph Robinette.

“This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully re-creates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia,” the Folsom theater organization explains.

“The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun.

“This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.”

Mike Jimena directs. Showtimes are at 1 p.m. on April 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 and 16; 7 p.m. on April 22; 4 p.m. on April 23; and 4:30 p.m. on April 24.

Tickets, which can be purchased online or at the venue (717 Sutter St. in Folsom), are $15–$21.

Learn more about Sutter Street Theatre by visiting its website.