The Chattahoochee Shakespeare Company presents C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” as a one-time event in the Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Avenue, at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.
Dennis R. Elkins, who is a professor of performing arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, has adapted Lewis’ book into a one-man play. He will also star as Professor Kirke.
“Dennis has created magic with his living version of the book,” said Troy Heard, ChattShakes artistic director. “He tells the story through the eyes of the professor, but becomes all the various characters the children encounter as they enter Narnia. It’s a rich evening of storytelling — both engaging and moving. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family.”
Elkins’ acting credits include productions of “Richard III” and “She Stoops to Conquer” with the Clarence Brown Co. and “The Merchant of Venice,” “Hamlet” and “Much Ado About Nothing” with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He most recently performed with the Utah Shakespeare Festival in productions of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “School for Wives.” Other roles include Chebutykin in “Three Sisters,” Dr. Chasuble in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Gabe in “Dinner with Friends” and Mr. Mister in “The Cradle Will Rock.” Recent directing credits include “All My Sons,” “As You Like It” and Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies.”
Tickets are $15; $12 for students, seniors and military.
Call Heard at 702-423-6366 or visit www.myspace.com/chattshakes.