Introduction to theater
Play Synopsis 3
The play I decided to do my play synopsis was The Magicians Nephew. The play was adapted from the Narnia Series written by C.S. Lewis. The play took place in the Eighteen Eighties in London England, and other magical places. The main characters of the play consist of, Digory, Polly, Aunt Letty, Uncle Andrew, Aslan the Ruler of Narnia, and Queen Jadis. There are also other characters but that are not as important. They come in toward the end of the story. These characters are, Bear, rabbit, bird, Monkey, and other animals. These characters are the followers of Aslan.
In the first scene, takes place in Uncle Andrews attic. He is a magician and the attic is where he does all of his tricks. Digory is staying with his Aunt and Uncle because his mother is very sick so they are taking care of her. Uncle Andrew had been working on these magic rings that take you to another land. He was working on the rings when he heard this noise. It was Digory and his friend from next doors Polly crawling around in the passageways of the house. They end up in the attic with the Uncle thinking it is an abandoned house next door. The uncle shows Digory and Polly the rings he had made. Each ring took you to a different place. He tried the time travel rings on Polly and she disappeared into another world. Digory got scared and told the Uncle to bring her back. The only was he could bring her back, was with a green ring, which she had forgotten. Digory had to go after Polly to give her the ring and for them both to come back safely.
In the second scene, they end up in a land that was cold and had no sun. There was a figure on the throne that looked to be frozen in time. Polly begged for them to go home but Digory wanted to explore. He saw a bell that said Adventures ring this bell and you will have a adventure you will never forget. Digory rings the bell and the queen that was frozen awoke. The queen, who was frozen named Queen Jadis, told Digory and Polly that she once ruled the land but killed everyone off. Polly tells the queen that Digory uncle is a great magician. The Queen once to go back to there time at once so she can take over London and take over his uncles powers. The children refuse and she goes after them. They touch the green rings to go back but the Queen grabs on Pollys hair just the time that they disappear. The queen ends up going back to Digory and Pollys time in England.
In scene three, Digory, Polly and the evil Queen Jadis end back up in Digory uncles attic where his magic spells are. The Queen realizes she is in London and starts planning to take it over. She starts yelling for her servants to come and help her take a bath. She makes so much noise Digory Aunt Letty comes upstairs to the attic to see what is going on. She sees the queen and the children have to tell the story of how they disappeared to another world and she ends up coming back with them. Aunt Letty tells her she needs to be quiet because some one is seriously ill in the house, which is Digorys mother.Aunt Letty then tells Digory that someone had brought his mother a basket of grapes but she wouldnt eat them. She says the only fruit that will save her is the Fruit of Life. that is in another world. Digory wants to go to the other world and find this fruit so his mom can live. Queen Jadis is still in the attic yelling that she is going to take over London. Polly grabs a ring and Digory grabs Queen Jadis and then grabs Pollys hand and they disappear into another land.
In scene four, Digory, Polly, and Queen Jadis end up in the land of Narnia. By accident they end up bringing along Uncle Andrew. Its ends up that Narnia is a New World that has just begun. As they try to figure out where they are they see a lion named Aslan walking towards them. The lion is speaking. As he speaks, what he says appears out of no where. He would talk about birds, rabbits, and other animals and they would appear out of no where. Queen Jadis tells Aslan the lion that she is taking over his land. He lets out a mighty roar and she runs away frightened. Digory ask about the Fruit of Life. Aslan told him to get the fruit he must do a task for him. The land must have a tree so it can protect the land. The one tree he wanted has a special fruit that the witch is scared of. If he can go and bring the fruit back to him unharmed he may have the Fruit of Life. Digory goes and finds the tree with the fruit and gets one. The Queen is waiting for him. She tries to trick him telling how the fruit tastes sweet and that he should try it. Digory starts to but refuses saying he has to take the fruit unharmed. She then tells him that if he takes one bite of fruit than his mother will be cured. Digory figures out the queen is tricking him and hold the apple toward her. She is afraid of the fruit because it represents good and good is stronger than evil. The queen gets scared and runs away. Digory takes the fruit back to Aslan. He explains to Digory that the fruit he holds is the Fruit of Life and to take it to his mother and make her eat it. She then will be cured. Aslan also tells him that he deserves the fruit because he overcame evil when the queen was trying to trick him. Digory, Polly, and Uncle Andrew said good bye to Aslan and their new friends and went back to England with the fruit that will hopefully help Digorys mother.
In the last scene, scene five, Digory, Polly, and Uncle Andrew end up back in London. They end up taking the box of magical rings and burying them in the back yard. Uncle Andrew decides after his trip to Narnia that he will never do magic again. As for Digory mother, she ate the fruit and ended up getting better. Polly and Digory end up believing in magic and starts to miss the land of Narnia and their friends. They hope that one-day soon, they can go back and visit Aslan and the land.