Young actors blend woodland creatures, environmentalism with a little bit of love


The Lambton Young Theatre Players want to lead you into The Enchanted Forest, but you might find it a little familiar.

Twenty-four young actors from across Lambton County are getting ready to stage the play written and directed by Nancy Keys beginning Wednesday April 20 with performances for local schools and Friday and Saturday (April 22 and 23) for the general public at the Sarnia Library Theatre.

The story is about a host of woodland creatures and their king and queen who live in an enchanted forest but the grey wastelands are encroaching on their paradise it is causing problems.

Keys wrote the script several years ago after she and her partner bought a woodlot which is part of the Carolinian forest. “We were concerned it would remain intact…we wanted to preserve it and make sure it stays preserved,” she says. That spurred the story. “It’s also a little bit of a love story,” she adds.

Keys says the young actors are eager to get on stage and perform and she’s thankful to have lots of backstage help, many of whom have acted in LYTP productions in the past.

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