Friday, March 10, 2006

C.S. Lewis On Stage

A desk, a chair and a podium are all that [Tom] Key needed to put the audience of about 200 in the presence of Lewis, a prolific and wildly witty author who also penned his autobiography, "Surprised by Joy," published in 1955.

The show, with plenty of laughs, demonstrates Lewis' contention that longing is joy and happiness. Our constant search for God, even in everyday, humdrum life, is the ultimate joy.

During the show, "Surprised by Joy" serves as a tool for narration and advancement, while Key takes side trips into Lewis' other works including "The Great Divorce," "Mere Christianity," "The Problem of Pain" and "The Screwtape Letters" as well as his poetry.
link to entire article, "Actor re-creates C.S. Lewis in one-man show" in the South Bend Tribune

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