Holiday story features Summerland talent

Actors and support crews from Summerland are assisting in a dramatization of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Grade 10 students at Summerland Secondary School have created part of the backdrop for The Lion

Actors and support crews from Summerland are assisting in a dramatization of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

The play is being staged at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Penticton but it features at least a dozen Summerlanders on stage, creating sets and working as extras.

Colin Cross, pastor of the church, said he adapted the stage play from C.S. Lewis’s 1950 novel, keeping as close as possible to the original story.

The wardrobe and the lamp post, both important pieces of the set, have been constructed by Jason Holinaty of Summerland.

The wardrobe measures 2.4 metres high by 1.5 metres wide.

He and Donna Cowles have spent 50 to 60 hours constructing the piece.

“It’s honestly been a ton of fun,” Holinaty said.

Cowles, an art teacher at Summerland Secondary School, has some of her Grade 10 students painting one of the backdrops.

The work was completed last Thursday.

The play will be shown at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Penticton on Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Matinees are on Dec. 7 and 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


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