A variety of C.S. Lewis themed plays are circulating around the United States in the next month. Two of them are adaptations of his books, while another is a dramatization of a fictional encounter between C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud.
The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters, based on C.S. Lewis’s famous novel, and with Max McLean starring as Screwtape, has been playing for some time now around the United States, and has garnered rave reviews from virtually everyone. It has been praised by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many others. There will be performances of the play in several cities over the next few months (ranging from Nashville, Tampa, and Dallas), as well as a limited engagement at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston, from December 2-4, 2011. You can find out more about the play, as well as ticketing information, on their website.
Freud’s Last Session
Freud’s Last Session is based on the hypothetical that C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud may have met in England, shortly before Freud’s death. The play is inspired by Armand Nicholi’s bestselling book The Question of God. In the play, Lewis and Freud go toe-to-toe on all the major issues surrounding faith, religion, secularism, philosophy, and the like, drawing (through Nicholi) on all the major works of both men. It has received tremendously high praise from diverse critics, and is currently the longest-running play off Broadway. Now, the play will be featured in a regional premier in Amarillo, Texas, at the Amarillo Little Theatre, from August 18-28.
Till We Have Faces
Lewis’s last, and his personal favorite, novel has been adapted to the stage before by San Diego’s Lamb’s Players Theater. However, they are now bringing back their acclaimed adaption for another run this September 9-18. Those of you who were able to join us for the Oxbridge conference were fortunate enough to see the play there. And for those of you who could not, we can say with certainty that it is worth taking the time to go see it. Ticketing information can be found here.