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Acclaimed Actor David Payne Stars in ‘An Evening with C.S. Lewis’


Acclaimed actor David Payne stars in ‘An Evening with C.S. Lewis’ May 9-10 at TPAC
Tickets on sale now at

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents An Evening with C.S. Lewis, starring acclaimed actor David Payne, on May 9-10 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.

Tickets for An Evening with C.S. Lewis are on sale now at, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.

The year is 1962 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, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thoughts and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.

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An Evening with C.S. Lewis is an enthralling theatrical experience, one which has led many thousands to discover, or rediscover, the continuing impact of a man who died more than 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.

Payne, a London-born actor and playwright, first encountered C.S. Lewis as a teenager when he received a copy of Lewis’ best-selling book “Screwtape Letters.” Little did he realize that 40 years later he would gain a reputation for his portrayal of its famous author.

He has played Lewis in a number of productions of “Shadowlands,” his self-penned “Weep for Joy,” more than 500 presentations of An Evening with C.S. Lewis and “St. Jack & The Dragon,” a touching and sometimes hilarious account about the relationship between Lewis and his adopted mother, Janie Moore.

His latest self-penned show is “Wardrobes & Rings,” which focuses on the last meeting between Lewis and his great friend J.R.R. Tolkien.

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If You Go:

An Evening with C.S. Lewis
May 9-10, 2020
8 p.m.
TPAC’s Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.


Andrea Hinds
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