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Overture Presents AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS This Month

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Performances are on Friday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m.

Overture Presents AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS This Month

An Evening with C.S. Lewis - starring David Payne - will be a captivating evening for C.S. Lewis fans at Overture Center's Playhouse Theater on Friday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at overture.org.

An Evening with C.S. Lewis - the year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.

Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity; and the American woman who turned his life upside down.

Described by critics as "Extraordinary!", "A Must See!", "A Master Class!", An Evening with C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience and one which has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man who died over 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.

Lewis wrote more than 30 books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. C. S. Lewis's most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.


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