Eisemann Center presents C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert
Awarding-winning actor Max McLean presents his acclaimed portrayal of C.S. Lewis in The Most Reluctant Convert, which is adapted exclusively from Lewis' writings. The play follows Lewis' journey from the death of his mother as a small boy through his estranged relationship with his father and to the "ghastly" experience of being in the trenches of World War I. These events helped form his deeply ingrained atheism.
Through interactions with figures such as J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, Lewis underwent an unwilling conversion from vigorous debunker of all religions to a vibrant and influential Christian intellectual. The Most Reluctant Convert takes audiences on Lewis' entertaining journey from unbridled skepticism to exhilarating joy.