An Evening with CS Lewis

The year is 1963 and CS 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 of the American woman who turned his life upside down.

Wardrobes & Rings

They were lions of 20th century British fantasy, giants of a literary genre that reached millions of readers, young and old alike, with mystifying adventures to entertain and deep truths to move people’s hearts. C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings) were also distinguished faculty members at Oxford University and participants in a literary group known as The Inklings. Their robust philosophical discourse served an uncommon friendship that was not without its differences. Life’s circumstances and, sometimes, unresolved disagreements forced an uncomfortable season of estrangement. In Wardrobes & Rings we join “Jack” and “Tollers,” as they knew each other, at Oxford’s historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation.

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Paul the Apostle – Prisoner of Passion

The apostle Paul is under house arrest in Rome and faces almost certain death. A new Servant girl has been appointed to attend him but something in her past presents the apostle with a major and unexpected challenge.   In dealing with the challenge, Paul discovers that that the servant girl’s mother was one of the early believers, and at a time when he himself was then known as Saul whose sole mission was to destroy the early church.   Because her mother died when she was just a girl, she is unsure of many of the things her mother believed and in a quest to find out more about her mother’s faith she peppers Paul with question after question.   In answering those questions he finds himself drawing from many of the things he has previously written to churches and individuals.   Using dialog taken almost entirely from the New Testament, the Bible takes on a new, thrilling dynamic as this touching drama unfolds.

A Christmas With CS Lewis

The year is 1962 and C S Lewis, the famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life and has agreed to give an informal talk to a group of American writers who are visiting England over the Christmas season   They have come to Lewis’ home, just outside of Oxford, and are eagerly anticipating hearing the man whose celebrity once landed him on the front cover of Time magazine.   Lewis is in great form and his audience is spellbound as, with intimate eloquence and infectious humor he recounts the significant events and people that shaped his life, his remarkable journey from atheism to Christianity and his reflections on the meaning of Christmas.

Weep For Joy

Weep for Joy is a touching, often humorous portrayal of how life brings two people together whose worlds were at one time far, far apart.  He was a tutor at Oxford University, a celebrated writer and a confirmed bachelor.  She was an American divorcee whose ex husband had passed her over in favor of a new mistress.   She had read Lewis’ books, and when she came to England to live, met up with the famous author on a visit to Oxford.   They fell in love, got married and together faced the trauma of dealing with terminal cancer.

St Jack & The Dragon

St. Jack & The Dragon, a delightfully touching comedy, is set in Oxford in the late 1950’s. The famous author, C.S. Lewis (Jack to his friends), lives with his brother Warnie in a village just outside of Oxford. The house is run by Mrs. Moore who is Jack’s adopted mother and who always seems to have the house in uproar.  That’s why Warnie refers to her as The Dragon!

Shadowlands

With a mixture of delightful humor, deep emotion and tender poignancy, Shadowlands – brilliantly written by British playwright William Nicholson – traces this wonderful story of true love between C.S. Lewis and his American wife Joy and how they both came to terms with the ordeal of terminal illness.

Relative Surprise

He was British, she was American. He was reclusive, She was pushy. Two people who had little in common…or did they?  She was the girl who was looking for answers. He was the man who didn’t like giving them.  here is a tender and moving story about two people who find themselves thrown together by a lost love.

Target Practice

Target Practice is uproarious, yet perceptive musical.  Professor Nausea has but one aim – to teach a junior fiend (Fectious) the art of tripping up humans (Targets).  Set in the Academy of Fiends, the Professor outlines various strategies to ensnare the Target assigned to Fectious but has to grudgingly acknowledge that they have yet to find a strategy that their Rival on High (God) has not been able to counter…..much to the despair of the Professor’s boss, His Vileness (the Devil).   A fast moving production with many great songs.