The Lambton Young Theatre Players are just days away from lifting the curtain on their latest production; The Last Wish of the Lost Prince.
About 20 young actors will take to the stage of the Sarnia Library Theatre starting Dec. 17 in a holiday production which is a fantasy similar to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The prince of Christmas wishes is lost and the fairies which collect Christmas wishes can’t find him to deliver them. “Of course there are evil forces at work that need to be dealt with,” says Nancy Keys, artistic director of the players.
““We’ve got a very talented and enthusiastic cast for this show, and their having tons of fun in rehearsal,” says Keys. “They’re very excited and everyone is looking forward to performance week.”
The play was written by assistant artistic director Bethany Lawrence. ““Bethany has written a wonderful play full of heart and inspiration, and the Lambton Young Theatre Players are delighted to present it as our holiday production,” says Keys. “It’s a terrific story about how the very small and the very weak can indeed become mighty, and defeat the greater evil forces around them.
“The Last Wish of the Lost Prince is about faith, friendship and selfless acts of tremendous courage. It’s a great story for all ages.”
There will be two days of matinee performances for local schools on Dec. 18 and 19 and there will be public performances Thursday Dec. 19 and Friday Dec. 20.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth under 18.