BrickStreet Theater to present ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ in Lake Mills

Published 10:06 am Thursday, December 10, 2015

LAKE MILLS — A newly revived theater group will bring a C.S. Lewis classic to life during the weekend of Dec. 18 through Dec. 20 at Lake Mills Community High School.

After a hiatus which spanned nearly two decades, the BrickStreet Theater has come back to Forest City, Iowa, and is in preparation mode for their upcoming production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

A theater version of the beloved classic, the play chronicles the adventures of siblings that are transported from the English countryside into the world of Narnia after stumbling upon a wardrobe that acts as a gateway between two worlds.

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From there, the characters are caught in a classic story of good versus evil.

“The children join the struggle to overcome evil and restore balance to the world of Narnia,” said BrickStreet’s Artistic Director Dan May.

The children receive assistance in defeating the story’s antagonist, The White Witch, from the Lion and Father Christmas, who gives them presents that will help them in their quest.

Father Christmas is played by Jim Brockhohn, the theater company’s president, who is confident that the show will be a success.

“We have so much talent in Forest City that it’s unbelievable,” he said of his cast and crew.

“This really is a family-oriented show for kids of all ages,” May added. “There is a tremendous amount of talent. It’s going to be something really special, really unique that the whole family can enjoy.”

Show times will be at 7 p.m. on both Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 at Lake Mills Community High School. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on both nights. A Sunday matinee will also be shown at 2:30 p.m. with doors opening at 2 p.m.

All seats to the production are general admission and cost $10 per seat. Tickets are available at Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust in Lake Mills and the Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce office or can be purchased at the door.

The play will also be showing this weekend at Forest City High School. Show times are 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s matinee will be at 2:30 p.m. with doors opening at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or can be bought in advance at Titonka Savings Bank and Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust in Forest City.

According to Brockhohn, the theater company already has next year’s schedule planned. Future productions will include “Groomers,” which is set for an April release date. “Into the Woods” is slated for a July release and “A Christmas Story” is planned for December 2016