Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Tom Key To Reprise Role As C.S. Lewis

Published April 26, 2012

“C.S. Lewis On Stage” is returning to the Atlanta stage.

C.S. Lewis is best known as the author of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and other works ranging from fiction to theology, including “The Screwtape Letters.”

The one-man show captures the personality and fiction of the author, poet, Oxford faculty member, as shown in his autobiography, letters and other writings.

Tom Key, who plays Lewis, wrote the show and performed it at Oxford University by invitation of C.S. Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham.

“This reworked production incorporates new material I learned while I was at Oxford University, walking Addison’s Way at Magdalen College. This is the same path that C.S. Lewis took with his friend J.R.R. Tolkien when he was moved to become a theist after years of atheistic philosophy,” said Tom Key.

The play is being produced by Theatrical Outfit, a professional theater company with a mission to provide a rich theater experience and to produce works that stimulate thoughtful discussion. The theater’s motto is tell “stories that stir the soul.”

“C.S. Lewis On Stage” is being performed at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, at 84 Luckie St., Atlanta. Performances run from June 7-10; the schedule is Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 to $40 and can be purchased at or (877) 725-8849, Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and prior to performances.