C.S. Lewis is in the twilight years of his life and is recovering from a recent heart attack. His health has improved to the point where, at his home near Oxford, he is able to host a group of American writers on a writer’s tour of the UK. One of the highlights of their trip is their visit with the famous British author who gives an intimate humor-laced talk about the events and people that shaped his life and writings. Crammed into Lewis’ living room they are soon enthralled as he speaks of childhood adventures with brother Warnie, his days as an Oxford tutor where he formed his lifelong friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, his journey from atheism to Christianity and the unexpected meeting with an American woman who turned his life upside down and the challenge they both faced when she was struck down by cancer.
David Payne, who has played Lewis in many plays including over 800 performances of An Evening with C.S. Lewis, has established himself as the most authentic on-stage Lewis. As the Chicago Standard noted in its 5-Star review following a successful four week run in the Chicago area “A brilliant portrayal of Lewis comes from a man who doesn’t seem far off from the real thing.” A sentiment echoed by so many who have seen this show.
Tickets go on sale to Music Hall Members starting today, Monday, June 21, 2021. Anyone can become a member and gain access to the pre-sale. Single tickets go on sale to the general public this Thursday, June 24, at 10 AM via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available on the website at www.troymusichall.org.
The historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is world-renowned for its acoustical properties. The Hall hosts over 100 live performances a year and presents an eclectic season including the best in jazz, world, classical, and contemporary music, and has been in continuous use since opening in 1875.