C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT Extends Off-Broadway
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today that due to popular demand C.S. Lewis ONSTAGE: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT has extended its run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) through May 21, 2017. Adapted for the stage by and starring award-winning actor Max McLean, THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT opens tonight, Thursday, March 2.
"We're thrilled this production has found its audience in New York," said Executive Producer and Co-Director Ken Denison. "THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT did so well in extended runs in D.C. and Chicago, and we're happy with how New York Theatergoers have embraced it."
THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT offers an engaging and humorous look at Lewis' early life, presented in the famous writer's own words, as he recalls his remarkable journey from atheist to Christian and what he learned about himself along the way. McLean, who also co-directs, inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother, his estranged relationship with his father and the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker to one of the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectuals of the 20th Century.
"Max conducts talk-back sessions with audiences after almost every performance because the show captures their imagination. They want to talk about it," Denison said. "The most common thing we hear is how moving and entertaining THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT is."
THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT features scenic design by Kelly James Tighe, costume design by Michael Bevins, lighting design by Geoffrey D. Fishburn, original music and sound design by John Gromada, voice coaching by Claudia Hill and projection design by Rocco DiSanti.
Tickets for THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT are on sale now at www.FPAtheatre.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets are $65, and the performance schedule is as follows: through April 2, Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Beginning on April 4, the schedule will be: Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Exceptions: There will be no Friday performance on March 3, no 2 p.m. performance and no 7 p.m. performance on Wednesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 29, no 7 p.m. performance on Friday, April 14 and no 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 16. There will be an additional 7 p.m. performance on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12.
THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT is the third and final show of FPA's 2016/17 season, which also included the return of the acclaimed play and nationwide hit C.S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS and a new production of FPA's first wholly original play, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL.
Fellowship for Performing Arts, with Max McLean as artistic director, produces award-winning theatre from a Christian worldview presented in leading performance venues nationwide and created to engage diverse audiences.