C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce


A mesmerizing theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis fantasy classic.

Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic theological fantasy about Heaven and Hell, C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce takes you to the outskirts of Heaven where the decision to stay or return to the familiar “Grey Town” below proves to be harder than imagined. Three brilliant actors bring this mesmerizing adaptation to life in an exciting theatrical experience.

Most Recent Production
New York 2016. Check back for information regarding future productions.

Run time
90 minutes; no intermission.

  • “Infinitely thought-provoking . . . strong performances. . . grand projections . . . consistently intriguing.”

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    “RECOMMENDED…A CHRISTIAN FANTASY WITHOUT THE SERMONIZING…a tidy, brightly designed show. Bit by bit, Lewis’ argument comes into sharp relief in a show that is BLESSEDLY FREE OF FINGER-WAGGING.”

    THE WASHINGTON POST

    “In this Dantean celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most FIERCELY FUNNY CHARACTERS he ever created. This is C.S. LEWIS AT HIS IMAGINATIVE BEST.”

    DALLAS MORNING NEWS
  • “A rare and welcomed treat…that will DELIGHT, CHALLENGE, AND ENTERTAIN ALL from the average theatre-goer looking for a good show to the most devout of philosophers and theologians.”

    BROADWAY WORLD

    “Highly provocative and theatrical.”

    New York Theatre Scene

    “RECOMMENDED. The text is FUNNY and PROVOCATIVE, the PERFORMANCES ARE FIRST-RATE, and the technical work is spot-on.”

    D.C. THEATRE SCENE
  • “A ‘provocative’ exploration of human nature that features STRONG, VIVID CHARACTERS…from three VASTLY TALENTED ACTORS.”

    THE EXAMINER

    “Lewis’ meditation on the juxtaposition of good and evil, grace and judgment—and his pondering whether the gates of hell are locked from the inside—is as CAPTIVATING as the original work…a thought provoking treat…LEWIS’ TRADEMARK WIT IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT.”

    YOUTH WORKER JOURNAL

Cast & Creative


Adapted For The Stage By
Max Mclean & Brian Watkins
Scenic Design
Kelly James Tighe
Lighting Design
Michael Gilliam
Costume Design
Nicole Wee
Original Music, Sound Design
John Gromada
Projection Design
Jeffrey Cady
Marketing Director
Carol Chiavetta
Advertising
The Pekoe Group
Press Relations
Matt Ross Public Relations
Technical Director
Lily Twining
Casting Director
Carol Hanzel
General Management
Aruba Productions
Production Stage Manager
Lew Mead
Executive Producer
Ken Denison
Director
Bill Castellino
Presented By
Fellowship For
Performing Arts