Christmas with C.S. Lewis

Dec 07 - Dec 17

07:30 pm

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Christmas with C.S. Lewis Live on stage at Westport Playhouse

December 7 – 17th
Our listeners will be able to use the discount code JOYFM for half price tickets to any show of the season.

Event Overview
In the early years of his young adult life C. S. Lewis believed the story of Christ’s birth was nothing more than feel-good myth. That all changed after a particular encounter with his great friend and fellow author, J R R Tolkien. Although both men loved mythology in general, Tolkien was convinced that the Jesus myth was the one true myth. That was the start of Lewis’ journey from Atheism to Christianity. From that point on, Christmas, for Lewis, took on an entirely different meaning. The actor in St. Louis is Gregory Williams Welsch. 

Here we find him at his home near Oxford on Christmas Eve hosting a group of Americans who are Christmassing in England. They are about to experience an unforgettable assortment of Yuletide recollections which stimulate a whole range of emotions – curiosity, laughter, gladness and even some tears. Above all, they will discover how that encounter with Tolkien forever changed his Christmas celebrations.