Friends University’s Acts of Faith drama group will present C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in Cornerstone Studio Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.
“The Great Divorce” was adapted by George Drance, Jesuit actor and artist-in-residence at Fordham University, from the C.S. Lewis classic. Based upon Lewis’ formidable fable of faith and allegory, a writer boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon to embark on a journey departing Hell on a journey toward Heaven. Originally produced by Magis Theatre Co. at Theatre 315 in New York City, this Kansas premiere examines the consequences of our daily acts and their effect on eternity and the realities of good and evil. (Presented by special arrangement with Magis Theatre Co. and the C.S. Lewis Estate, Ltd.)
“We are pleased to present this unique play based upon one of Lewis’ popular books,” said Kurt Priebe, assistant professor of drama and media. “Told as a dream and interspersed with imaginative reflection, theatrical devices and theological themes, this engaging story challenges us to ponder the differences between chance and choice, to grasp the ultimate consequences of both.”