**** Recommended **** C.S. Lewis was a fascinating man – according to his biography, an author, an essayist, a poet, literary critic, academic, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. His intellectual journey from youthful atheist to Catholic convert is the subject of “C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert”, a one-man show starring Max McLean, running at the Mercury Theater through August 14th. Both interesting and erudite, I give “C.S. Lewis Onstage” 4 Spotlights.
“C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert” runs through August 14th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Running time is 70 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:00 pm; Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday at 4:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $55-$59. Limited number of “$30 under 30” tickets available. Valet parking is available, street parking is difficult to find (this is summer in Wrigleyville, so parking prices have tripled). FYI Mercury Theater (773) 325-1700, www.mercurytheaterchicago.com; www.fpatheatre.com, (866) 476-8707, www.CSLewisOnstage.com.
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