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A show that should not be missed!
Coming to San Jose, March 11 – 15

SAVE 50%! (Regular Price $60.00)!
Tickets just $30.00 with Code CSL!

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Seen by Over One Million People
Over 1,000 Performances Worldwide

The year is 1963, and in this enthralling one-man show, the world-renowned author C.S. Lewis has agreed to host a group of curious Americans in his home near Oxford, England. He reminisces on the events and people that shaped his life, including his childhood, his education, his career at Oxford and Cambridge, his spiritual journey to embrace Christianity, his books, and the American woman who turned his life upside down. What ensues is an inspiring performance that has captivated audiences worldwide. Full of humor, this critically acclaimed and engaging show offers fascinating and highly entertaining insights into the man whose work is available in over 100 books, including The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, The Space Trilogy, The Abolition of Man, The Four Loves, The Problem of Pain, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Born in London, the renowned British actor, playwright, and director David Payne first encountered C.S. Lewis when, as a teenager, he was given a copy of Lewis’s bestselling book, The Screwtape Letters. Little did he realize that decades later he would be portraying its famous author. He first landed the lead role of C.S. Lewis in the stage production of Shadowlands. Subsequently, Payne has played the famous author in more than 1,000 performances of An Evening with C.S. Lewis: My Life’s Journey, winning him countless accolades and thrilling over a million viewers. Payne has written plays inspired by the life and writings of C.S. Lewis, including Target Practice, St. Jack & The Dragon, and Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes & Rings. His other plays include Relative Surprise, Prisoner of Passion, and Weep for Joy.

Show Running Time: 2 hours including 15 minute intermission

To purchase tickets at the Special 50% C.S. Lewis Society Discount, click on ORDER TICKETS below and enter promo code CSL.


  • Wednesday, March 11 at 8:00pm

  • Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 pm

  • Friday, March 13 at 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 14 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm

  • Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm

For Group Sales, please call the box office at 408.792.4111 and mention the code CSL for 50% Discount and No Fees

Box office hours: 
Tue – Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 12-5pm (closed Sunday- Monday).

Montgomery Theater
271 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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