LEWIS AND TOLKIEN


Saturday, March 16, 2019 4:00PM
Foster Family Theater

LEWIS AND TOLKIEN







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British actor David Payne, returns to the Gallo with his much-acclaimed play Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes & Rings. Following a successful Off-Broadway run in 2018, the play is now touring the US. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were giants of a literary genre that reached millions of readers with mystifying adventures, most notably The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. Both were distinguished faculty members at Oxford University and their robust philosophical discourse was one of the unique aspects of their lifelong friendship. Though life’s circumstances and unresolved disagreements heralded a season of estrangement, the bond between them was never broken. Here these two aging and celebrated authors meet in the twilight of their lives in an enthralling encounter tempered by thawing humor, confession, reconciliation and a celebration of the Tie that Binds. Set in Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub it features David Payne (Lewis), Gregory Welsch (Tolkien) and Krystin Larsen (Hattie, the Barmaid).