C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is This Friday at Taylor’s Mitchell Theatre

Published: Feb 22, 2012

Anthony Lawton in The Great Divorce

A one-man adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic The Great Divorce will be staged in the Mitchell Theatre on Friday, February 24. The program is the latest installment in Taylor University’s 2011-2012 Performing Artist Series.

The featured performer is Anthony Lawton, a veteran actor from Philadelphia, Pa., and founder of The Mirror Theatre Company. The Great Divorce was written by Lewis during the later years of World War II and tells the story of a ghostly bus ride from Hell to Heaven. The riders are offered the choice of staying in Heaven but most choose to remain in Hell.

Of Lawton’s performance in The Great Divorce, the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: “Now this is storytelling. Anthony Lawton holds us rapt – you can feel the intensity of the audience's attention – with his masterful performance in The Great Divorce … Each character … comes to life through Lawton's voice as he walks that fine line between the dramatic and the narrative. He brings the old-fashioned, very literary vocabulary to life.”

The public is invited, tickets will be on sale at the door and can be reserved by calling the Taylor Theatre Office at 765-998-5289. 

The Great Divorce is also sponsored by Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends.