C.S. Lewis Play Coming to Easton
One-man show about Narnia author will be staged at Trinity Episcopal next month.
If you hear the name "C. S. Lewis," you might think of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, or one of the other books in his Narnia series, about a group of children's adventures in an enchanted world.
Next month, fans of Lewis' works -- which include both his fantasy novels and more serious academic writings -- will get a chance to spend an evening with the author...sort of.
An Evening With C.S. Lewis is the title of a one-man show being staged at 7 p.m. March 2 at Trinity Episcopal in Easton.
According to a news release from the church, the show "recreates an informal talk to a group of American writers who are visiting England in 1963. They have come to Lewis' home, just outside of Oxford, and are eagerly anticipating hearing the man who has become a legend in his own lifetime. They are not disappointed."
In the play, Lewis -- portrayed by British actor David Payne -- talks about his life and work, and his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkein, author of the Lord of the Rings novels.
Payne has been playing Lewis on stage since 1996, when he auditioned for a production of Shadowlands, a stage version of a BBC drama about Lewis' relationship with American writer Joy Gresham. It was later made into a movie starring Anthony Hopkins.
Tickets for An Evening With C.S. Lewis are $20, although the cost for students and groups of eight or more people is $15. Tickets are available through the Trinity Episcopal website. For more information, call 610-657-3657.