Southern Adventist University To Host “An Evening With C.S. Lewis”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Southern Adventist University presents “An Evening with C.S. Lewis” on Thursday, Nov. 9, featuring British actor, David Payne.

"Step back to the year 1963 as Mr. Lewis, portrayed by Mr. Payne, invites you into his home for a fireside chat. Listen as he recalls the people and events that inspired him, his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, how he nearly abandoned the Chronicles of Narnia and more," officials said. 

Mr. Payne first encountered the British novelist when, as a teenager, he received Mr. Lewis’ best-selling book, Screwtape Letters. Years later, he has gained a reputation for his portrayals of its famous author.  With a striking resemblance to Mr. Lewis, Mr. Payne has performed “An Evening with C.S. Lewis” more than 500 times. 

The public is invited to attend the event on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium on Southern’s campus. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 423-236-2814 during normal business hours.


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