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Virtual The Great Divorce Draws 100,000!

Avirtual presentation of FPA’s nationwide hit play C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce drew over 100,000 viewers in a five-day run Nov. 14-18, with almost half the audience seeing one of our productions for the first time.

“As we learned with Martin Luther on Trial online, there is a great hunger for people to experience theatre, even if live performances aren’t possible right now,” said FPA Founder and Artistic Director Max McLean. “To see triple the number of the Martin Luther audience join us for online The Great Divorce is amazing. And according to a post-event survey, almost half of those viewers were seeing an FPA production for the first time. I’m so gratified these virtual events allow us to continue pursuing our mission of telling stories from a Christian worldview to engage a diverse audience.”

With green-screen technology, this production of The Great Divorce moved beyond an online reading as the actors – filmed individually – appeared to be onscreen together creating a much more theatrical experience. Here are just a few of the comments we received:

“It was a beautiful and fun experience and offered a very thought-provoking understanding of human nature.”

“I enjoyed the production and the format very much! It inspired me to pull out my copy of The Great Divorce and move it to the top of my reading list.”

“Thanks for continuing to share the work of C.S. Lewis and its truth.”

Don’t miss our next newsletter for much more on the virtual The Great Divorce. And thank you for your support of FPA, without it, we could not bring Christian worldview theatre online to so many.


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