PRODUCTION UPDATE

To our DMYAT Family and Friends,

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

We told you this spring that the safety and well-being of our DMYAT families is our top priority.  That remains true.  We have exhausted all possible options to mount this production safely, including a virtual production (rights are not available to produce this show virtually due to the film adaptation).  In this case, an old theater adage has proven false: without our students in a room together and a live, in-person audience, the show cannot go on. 

We are sure this news comes as a disappointment to you as it is to us.  Rest assured, that while DMYAT remains dark a bit longer than we hoped, we have not stopped working behind the scenes.  We are using this time to raise funds, plan ahead, and emerge a stronger, more sustainable organization on the other end. 

For those of you who purchased tickets to the originally-scheduled production, expect an email from Des Moines Performing Arts in the coming days.  You will have the option to receive a refund or to donate your ticket cost to Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre.  If you are able, we hope you consider donating to help us offer a rich, vibrant theater home for your family when we reopen.  

We thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.  

Sincerely, 
Board of Directors - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre

by CS LEWIS

dramatized by JOSEPH ROBINETTE

 

CAST

Peter Pevensie..........LEVI COOPER

Susan Pevensie..........CAITLIN COMO

Edmund Pevensie..........NASH ROE*

Lucy Pevensie..........GABRIELLE HENDERSEN*

Aslan..........ABENA SANKOFA IMHOTEP*

White Witch..........RILEY DEVICK

Mr. Tumnus..........JJ MCLAUGHLIN*

Mr. Beaver..........PORTER MCCLURE*

Mrs. Beaver..........JOSIE HOUSTON

Unicorn..........DAPHNE BAILEY

Centaur..........ELI BLANCHFIELD*

White Stag..........LILY SHELLEDY

Ginnibrik..........ALAYNA WILBER

Fenris Ulf..........LILLIAN TUAI*

Father Christmas..........DC FELTON*

Elf..........LUKE LUFT*

 

Aslan's Followers..........JACK ANDERSEN, OWEN NICOLINO, MAGGIE OVERTON*, JACKSON RANSOM

Witch's Army..........ABBY EMBREE*, DAKOTA GREEN*, SHARI HRDINA,  COOPER MAINE*, JEANELLA MCKINNEY, LARS OREDSON, ALEX SIEGLE, CLARA SMIT*, MADELYNNE STRAKER-SEAY, ALLI YOUNG*

Wood Nymphs..........AMELIA HOFFMAN, ROSALIE RODENBERG*, GRAYSON SANDERS*, TRUMAN SANDERS*

*DMYAT Debut

Directors……………..DAVID A. VANCLEAVE & SUSANNA DOUTHIT

Costume Designer………..SUSANNA DOUTHIT

Scenic Designer…………….NICHOLAS AMUNDSON

Sound Designer…………….DAVID A. VANCLEAVE

Fight Choreographers……...SAM WALLACE & SUSIE IRISH

Assistant Director………...NATALIE MORRILL*

Assistant Costume Designer…………...STEPHANIE WILBER

DES MOINES YOUNG ARTISTS' THEATRE
4801 FRANKLIN AVENUE, SUITE 1166

DES MOINES, IA 50310  |  515.218.8016

DMYAT is a 501(c)(3). Our EIN is 45-4016809.

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