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It is 1963. CS Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to be treated to this his compellingly powerful oratory and the engaging warmth of his humor. Lewis is one of the most influential thinkers of the day, and here he recalls the people and events that served to inspire his thought and shape his life.An Evening with CS Lewis proves again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience. Thousands have already discovered or rediscovered Lewis and the insights of a man whose collected works made his one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.WHAT PEOPLE SAY – An Evening with C S Lewis“My husband and I were at the Gallo Center Performance in Modesto, CA (it was my anniversary gift to him). When we left he said that was one of the best gifts he had ever received” –Lynn, Modesto, CA“It was a spectacular performance! If you have the opportunity to see David Payne, don’t miss it. He is an outstanding actor. It was very moving and well done. Spokane thanks you!!” –BJ, Spokane“Delightful and insightful. Wonderfully done, I was moved in the best ways. Thank you for coming to Madison” –Jeb, Madison, IN“I haven’t enjoyed an evening this much for ages. Thank you” –Sheryl, Andover, MN“Excellent! Witty, entertaining, edifying. Very interesting history. Thank you” –Urquart, Columbus, OHCS LewisThough British author C.S. Lewis has been dead for over 40 years, almost all his books are still in print and still enjoy considerable success. He was a close friend of JRR Tolkien, and both authors arguably two of the most successful of the 20th century, wrote all their books in their “spare time.” Tolkien’s output was primarily limited to the Silmarillion, out of which came The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Lewis’ writings spanned a broader range of subjects. His academic books still remain essential reading for students of English literature and his novels are still best sellers. His religious books, which made him one of the 20th century’s foremost Christian Apologists, still have enormous sway.He is, however, probably best known for his classic children’s series,The Chronicles of Narnia. First launched in 1950 with publication of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, all seven books remain among today’s favourite children’s novels three of which have been turned into blockbuster movies. Apart from his undoubted gifts as a writer, Lewis was also a powerful orator, evidenced by the fact that his Oxford lectures were always over subscribed. He was a regular broadcaster on the BBC and came to be recognized as one of the great intellects of his day. Yet, for all his intellectual prowess, he always retained a great capacity for simplicity and humor, never really losing his irresistible propensity for “boyish” fun. Although Lewis achieved great celebrity during his own lifetime, he remained quite oblivious both to fame and fortune, most of the latter he gave away.
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