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Christmas with C.S. Lewis

Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" starring David Payne


The year is 1962 and C. S. Lewis, the famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life and has agreed to give an informal talk to a group of American writers who are visiting England over the Christmas season.  They have come to Lewis’ home, just outside of Oxford, and are eagerly anticipating hearing the man whose celebrity once landed him on the front cover of Time magazine.   Lewis is in great form and his audience is spellbound as, with intimate eloquence and infectious humor he recounts the significant events and people that shaped his life, his remarkable journey from atheism to Christianity and his reflections on the meaning of Christmas.

London born actor/playwright David Payne’s first encounter with C.S. Lewis was when, as a teenager, he was given a copy of Lewis’ best-selling book Screwtape Letters. Little did he realize that some 40 years later he would be gaining a reputation for his portrayals of its famous author. He has played Lewis in a number of productions of Shadowlands, in his self-penned Weep for Joy, in more than 500 presentations of An Evening with C.S. Lewis (My Life’s Journey) and St. Jack & The Dragon a touching yet sometimes hilarious account about the relationship between Lewis and his adopted mother, Janie Moore. Payne’s latest self-penned Lewis based show is Wardrobes & Rings, which focuses on the very last meeting between Lewis and his great friend, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 8:00pm
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 4:00pm
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 8:00pm