The year is 1962, 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.
Manalive (1912) is a book by G. K. Chesterton detailing a popular theme both in his own philosophy, and in Christianity, of the “holy fool”, such as in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot and Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Perhaps the most light-hearted of all Chesterton’s “serious” works, Manalive pits a group of disillusioned young people against Mr. Innocent Smith, a bubbly, high-spirited gentleman who literally falls into their midst. Later accused of murder and denounced for philandering everywhere he goes, Smith prompts his newfound acquaintances to recognize an important idea in most unexpected ways.