The Great Divorce
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 ~ Saturday, December 2 at 4:00
In our theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce, join the narrator on a bus trip from Hell to Heaven. Along the way, the narrator meets a variety of characters, all with their own ideas of who they think God is and what they think Heaven ought to be. This powerful story is a meditation on the choices we make and the things we cling to that keep us from a full relationship with God.
This play is recommended for adults and children 10-years-old and older. That said, younger children are welcome. Here is more information to help you decide whether you bring your children:
There is really nothing that most parents would find objectionable in the play except for a few instances of the word “damn.” This is not gratuitous swearing, however, because it is a play about Heaven and Hell, after all. There is also a character with an addiction. We have sought to make the addiction as ambiguous as possible, but it is clear in the book that C. S. Lewis meant it to be a sexual addiction. This would likely go over the heads of most children, though.
The primary reason this is not a play for children is because it examines theology, psychology, and sin on a deep level. There is some action and there will be interesting costumes and lighting effects, but most of the play will be hard for young children to understand, and will mean more to adults and teenagers.
We welcome you to join us as we explore Lewis’s profound ideas and bring his exquisite characters to life on the stage.
Admission is $5 and may be purchased at the door (cash or check only), or ahead of time online.