Actor to Present “An Evening with CS Lewis”

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 16, 2012) – On Sunday, February 19, British actor David Payne will offer “An Evening with CS Lewis” as part of the 2011-2012 Season of Praise Concert Series at Shell Point. This performance will take place at 6:15pm in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.
“Our residents enjoy all the fine and performing arts, and we are very excited to bring Mr. Payne here for this dramatic theatrical performance,” says Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. “This is sure to be a unique presentation as we hear from one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th Century.”

British actor David Payne will perform An Evening with C.S. Lewis. This dramatic staged production is set in the year 1963, when famed British author C. S. Lewis was in the twilight of his life. Following a request from his great friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis agreed to give an informal talk to a group of American writers who were visiting England. They came to Lewis’ home, just outside of Oxford, to hear the man who had become a legend in his own lifetime. Despite his failing health, Lewis was in great form. His audience was spellbound as, with a display of oratory and humor that made him one of England’s most famous public speakers, he recounted the significant events and the people that shaped his life.

Tickets are available for purchase at $10 each, and can be purchased on-line at To receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2147.

The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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