CSL2 Press Kit

Further Up and Further In

Press Kit

Award-winning actor Max McLean’s tour de force performance captures C.S. Lewis’ magnetic personality, astonishing eloquence and self-deprecating wit to create an onstage experience venturing deep into the soul of one of the most influential thinkers of the past century.  
Using Lewis’ own words, this dazzling, multimedia, theatrical event explores:
  • What convinced Lewis of the divinity of Christ.  
  • Why the BBC gave him a huge audience to deliver wartime talks that would become Mere Christianity
  • How Hitler influenced the writing of The Screwtape Letters.
  • How his profound insights on prayer, heaven and the Second Coming of Christ influenced The Chronicles of Narnia.
Don’t miss this mesmerizing, one-of-kind stage experience that promises to take you further up and further in the heart and mind of C.S. Lewis.

The performance is followed by a post-show discussion with Max McLean.

Further Up and Further In run time is 90 minutes with no intermission. It is recommended for ages 13 and older, and children under age 4 are not admitted.

About Max McLean

Max McLean is an award-winning actor and founder and artistic director of New York City-based Fellowship for Performing Arts. FPA produces theatre and film from a Christian worldview meant to engage diverse audiences. He also directed this production.
As a writer, Max has adapted or written for the stage Mark’s Gospel, The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert, C.S. Lewis On Stage: Further Up & Further In, The Great Divorce, Genesis and Martin Luther on Trial. FPA’s New York productions include Paradise Lost, Shadowlands and A Man for All Seasons.
As an actor, Max created the roles of Mark in Mark’s Gospel, for which he received a Jeff Award – Chicago theatre’s highest honor; Screwtape (New York, London, national tour); and C.S. Lewis in the stage productions of The Most Reluctant Convert (New York, national tour), Further Up & Further In, now on tour and the film version of The Most Reluctant Convert available now on major streaming services.
Max is a recipient of the C.S. Lewis Foundation Award for his lifetime work in Faith and Dramatic Arts. And his narration of The Listener’s Bible received four Audie Award nominations from the Audio Publishers Association.
Two sequels to The Most Reluctant Convert film are in development now.

Founded by Max McLean, Fellowship for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit New York City-based production company producing theatre and film from a Christian worldview to engage a diverse audience.


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