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C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert

From 85 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

About the show

Fellowship for Performing Arts presents a one-man bio-show chronicling C.S. Lewis' journey from atheism to devout Christianity. More…

Playwright/performer Max McLean embodies the author and talks about the experiences that shaped his life, including the death of his mother, his estranged relationship with his father, and other events that transformed him from vigorous debunker into the most eloquent Christian intellectual of the 20th century.

Member Reviews (85)


Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Dizzying

See it if you know more about CSLewis than the average guy. That conversion was too quick, too confusing & completely unbelievable in less than 80min.

Don't see it if one-man shows & NO INTERMISSIONS bug you. The in-&-out-&-in again of the British accent was dizzying for 80min. Much potential, unfulfilled.

Excruciating, Boring, Disappointing

See it if you are an absolute devotee of CS Lewis and must see anything and everything about him..

Don't see it if you are NOT an absolute devotee of CS Lewis and are not a fan of solo performances.

Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You are interested in the life of C. S. Lewis and want to basically have his autobiography read to you out loud.

Don't see it if You're an atheist looking to be stimulated and challenged.

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Self-absorbed, Preachy, Exercise in patience

See it if Interested in Christianity and like being part of the congregation for 1.5 hours. Want to see one person's adaptation and viewpoint of Lewis

Don't see it if Unless you want to get stuck in another one of those one-person shows where you wish you had spent your evening elsewhere.

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March 2nd, 2017
"Primarily lives in this intellectual space, serving as more of an exercise in philosophical reasoning than a theatrical event. McLean does do justice to Lewis' highly theatrical manner...But the play essentially amounts to a 75-minute presentation on Lewis' step-by-step journey from atheism to C...
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March 3rd, 2017
"McLean delivers a mannered performance employing what is almost a parody of an educated British accent...And there is an irritating over-reliance on the use of projections...One feels justified in asking, Are we discussing the existence of God or are we playing a video game? Further gilding the ...
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March 21st, 2017
"For those looking for an evening of escapist entertainment, the relentlessly intellectual 'C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert' will have a less than winning effect. It becomes an exercise in patience to follow the reasoning of a supremely academic and highbrow mind, as it tries to c...
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March 15th, 2017
"Far from what you might expect in a play with only one character and setting, 'The Most Reluctant Convert' doesn’t feel limited in its action...It’s a great credit to McLean and his artistic team that, in a play that’s really just one long monologue, the audience never gets bored or restless. Th...
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