Anthony Lawton will perform the C.S. Lewis classic “The Great Divorce” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Kearney’s eFree Church. The show is sponsored by UNK’s Department of Philosophy. (Courtesy photo)
KEARNEY – The C.S. Lewis classic “The Great Divorce” will be brought to life 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 during a one-man show at Kearney eFree Church, 4010 Seventh Ave.
Anthony Lawton’s 80-minute performance, adapted from Lewis’ book, tells the allegorical tale of a bus ride from hell to heaven. Clive and a motley crew of malcontents are offered a chance to stay in heaven forever, but the decision proves to be more difficult than they imagined.
Lawton, a professional actor and creator of The Mirror Theatre Company, portrays more than a dozen characters in the production, which uses rich language, profound psychological insight and humor to get audience members thinking about the way they view good and evil.
The performance, sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Philosophy, is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Lawton’s mission is to present dramas about spiritual life that interest both secular and religious audiences.