Mahonri Stewart's "Swallow the Sun" will be performed by Zion Theatre Company beginning Aug. 24 in Provo.
The play recounts how C.S. Lewis went from ardent atheist to Christian apologist.
"C.S. Lewis, who preferred to be called Jack, was very antagonistic to the idea of God, much due to the death of his mother at a young age," said Stewart, an award-winning playwright, in a news release.
"He was an intellectual, a scholar, eventually a literature professor at Oxford. He was no one's fool. So his shift from atheism to Christianity has weight; it says something. I think it goes a long way to show how not all religious people are the simple idiots many portray them to be. Lewis' faith, because it had so long carried the weight of doubt, was a vigorous thing. It was earned."
Performance dates are Aug. 24, 25, 27 and 31, and Sept. 1, 2, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Theater, located at 1300 E. Center Street in Provo.
Tickets can be purchased or reserved at www.ziontheatrecompany.com and are $12 for general audiences and $9 for students and seniors.
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