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About the Theatre show

C.S. Lewis has been called an eccentric genius and a reluctant prophet. Beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis hosts a group of American writers at his home just outside Oxford where students regularly packed his lecture hall just to hear him speak. Enjoy an uplifting evening of compelling stories and laughter as accomplished Los Angeles voice actor, Phil Crowley brings “Jack” Lewis to life in An Evening with C.S. Lewis by David Payne. Follow Lewis as he recounts his childhood in Northern Ireland, his tenure at Oxford University, his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien and his marriage to an American woman. Get to know C.S. Lewis, the man as he invites you into his living room and into his life. An evening of pure joy!

The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life. Join him as he hosts a group of American writers at his home just outside of Oxford. They have come to hear him speak about the significant events and the people that shaped his life. Read more about the theatre show.

About the Actor – Phil Crowley

Since his college years when he read The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity, Phil Crowley’s appreciation for C.S. Lewis, his life and his life’s work, has continued to grow. Phil has traveled to many of the locales where Lewis lived and lectured, and to where the author enjoyed deep friendships and spirited debate with literary colleagues including J.R.R. Tolkien. Read more about Phil Crowley.



About the organizer – Abraham Kuyper Center

The theatre show is organized by the Abraham Kuyper Center for Science and the Big Questions  as part of the Summer Seminar. The theme of the Summer Seminar is ‘What the Humanities Contribute to the University’.


Practical Information

Location: De Griffioen, Uilenstede 106, Amstelveen
Date: August 21, 2017
Entry: 19.00h
Start: 20.00h
Entrance: free

The theatre show is made possible through the support of Templeton World Charity Foundation.




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