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About this show

The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life. Following a request from his great friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, he has agreed to give an informal talk to a group of American writers who are visiting England. They have come to Lewis's 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. Despite his failing health, Lewis is in great form. His audience is spellbound as, with a display of oratory and humor that made him one of England's most famous public speakers, he recounts the significant events and the people that shaped his life.

An Evening With C.S. Lewis is a drama production that has proved to be an enthralling theatrical experience for the many thousands who have attended its performances over the last eight years. When it was aired on the Dish Network, it drew an enormous response. A preview can be seen on

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Chicago