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Mr. Tumnis, played by Katie Miller, left, talks with Lucy, played by Brenna Mordan, during a dress rehersal for the 'The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe,' put on by the Danville Community Players

DANVILLE -- Folks are invited to visit the magical world of Narnia this weekend with the help of the Danville Community Players, who will perform the second chronicle of C.S. Lewis's famous tale beginning tonight.

The theater group, which includes a cast and crew of more than 40 volunteers, will present "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" through Sunday at the Danville Middle School. The play promises to be fun-filled and action-packed, according to Dale Myers, production manager and director.

"We are glad to bring live theater back to the community," Mr. Myers said. "This will be a great opportunity for people to get away from the hustle and bustle of the workweek."

He added, "We have an active stage (one main and two substages) with a lot of audience interaction planned. When people leave the show, we want them to feel as though they went to Narnia. We want them to believe they were actually there."

According to Mr. Myers, the play chronicles the travels of the Pevensie children from war-torn London to the land of Narnia, which has no bearing on time and only exists through a child's imagination.

"It's the ongoing battle of good and evil," Mr. Myers said. "It's about making the right decision at the right time, and you see that in the show. C.S. (Lewis) does a fantastic job of this in his book, and we hope to portray that for the audience."

There will be four shows this week, which include three performances beginning at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday and a final show Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students (non-college) and seniors. Groups of 10 or more will qualify for $5 tickets per person.

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