Baltimore's Children's Theater Association will be part of this year's Pageant for Peace, a 15-day celebration surrounding the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington.
The children's theater will perform "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," a C.S. Lewis play about a place where "it's always winter, but never Christmas," says Kevin Daly, the theater's managing director. The group will be performing this play, as part of its regular season, in schools and public performances beginning in late November.
It was chosen to be in the Washington pageant after the theater was invited to audition for the National Park Service, which runs the annual pageant.
The performance will be outdoors, on the Ellipse near the National Christmas Tree, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19. The Pageant for Peace runs from Dec. 13 to 23 and Dec. 26 to 31. The lighting of the tree will be on the evening of Dec. 12.