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Date Posted: January 13, 2017 Author: Steve Reed

Cottey College presents An Evening With C.S. Lewis on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts.

The year is 1963 and C.S. 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 thoughts and shaped his life; his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned The Chronicles of Narnia; how he came to embrace Christianity; and the American woman who turned his life upside down.

Described by critics as “Extraordinary!” “A Must See!” and “A Master Class,” An Evening With C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience and one that has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man who died over 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the twentieth century.

Tickets for An Evening with C.S. Lewis are $7 for adults and $5 for those over age 62 or under age 18. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the performance.

The Center for the Arts is on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri.

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