You’ve heard the question before: if you could go back in time who would you choose to spend an afternoon with? If your answer is author C.S. Lewis, you’re in luck! Well, sort of. Provisions Theater Company has opened its 2014-2015 season with its revival of C.S. Lewis on Stage written by the author himself and adapted by Tom Key. C.S. Lewis (played by Brad Armacost), has invited you to tea and regales you with stories from his life and musings from his own writings.
Characters emerge effortlessly from Armacost in this one-man show revealing details of Lewis’ life which are certain to have been unknown to you before. Shifting in lighting and well-placed musical sound bites ease you between segments keeping you engaged with the alternating conversation with the audience, and pieces of his literature. You truly feel like a guest in his home and are left wishing for more conversation with the presentation of this intellectual and iconic figure.
Think you’re not familiar with Lewis’ work? Think again! He penned The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and nearly 30 other books making him “one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century…” (https://www.cslewis.com/us/about-cs-lewis). If you’re not acquainted with Lewis’ work, this performance will certainly pique your interest in learning more and adding to your library.
You don’t want to miss this gem of a performance. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm through October 19 at Provision Theater, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road. Tickets are priced between $10 and $32, including free parking. For tickets, call the box office at 312-455-0066 or go to www.provisiontheater.org.