A production of The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis will soon be staged by the Museum of the Bible. The production of this classic tale by Logos Theatre will be premiered at the World Stage Theatre of the Museum of the Bible. The story is part of Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series and takes place in the fictional kingdom of Narnia, which Lewis describes in the book, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Horse and His Boy is about a boy in Narnia who was kidnapped by a fisherman, who raised him as his son. When the boy comes to know that the fisherman is planning to sell him as a slave, he runs away with a horse that can talk. They then meet a girl, who like them, has also run away.
Christian Headlines reports:
The Museum of the Bible will soon be presenting a production of C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy, a story that takes place in the realm of Narnia, the fictional kingdom Lewis created in his book, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
According to The Christian Post, the Logos Theatre’s production of The Horse and His Boy will premiere at the Museum of the Bible’s World Stage Theater.
The Horse and His Boy is also part of the Chronicles of Narnia series. It tells the story of a Narnian boy who was kidnapped and raised by a fisherman. When he learns that his “father” is going to sell him into slavery, he decides to run away with a talking horse. They soon meet a young girl who has also run away.
“If you love the books, hopefully, you’ll be very pleased with this production because we are very much book enthusiasts of Lewis,” said director Nicole Stratton. “My job in taking the book from the stage is to make sure that the script is not just for book enthusiasts of Narnia, but also for people who have never read the book before.”
Stratton said she consulted with Douglas Gresham, Lewis’ stepson, in creating the stage production. Gresham approved of the adaption, she said.
“We’re very grateful for the opportunity to do ‘Narnia,’ to know Douglas Gresham, and to have his stamp of approval on this,” she said. “So, I would safely say, since he approved of it and loved it — he said it was the best Narnia adaptation he had ever seen on the stage. And so that right there was like, well, maybe if he loved it, maybe Lewis himself would.”
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