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Christmas with C.S. Lewis at Marin Center

Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2022

In the early years of C.S. Lewis’ young adult life, he believed the story of Christ’s birth was nothing more than feel-good story. However, that all changed after a particular encounter with his great friend and fellow author, J R R Tolkien. Although both men loved mythology in general, Tolkien was convinced that the Jesus myth was the one true myth. That was the start of Lewis’ journey from Atheism to Christianity. From that point on Christmas, for Lewis, took on an entirely different meaning.

Here we find him at his home near Oxford on Christmas Eve hosting a group of Americans who are Christmassing in England. They are about to experience an unforgettable assortment of Yuletide recollections which stimulates a whole range of emotions – curiosity, laughter, gladness and even some tears. Above all, they will discover how that encounter with Tolkien forever changed his Christmas celebrations.

Show times

  • Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 4th at 2pm

Tickets are $71 with Marin Center fees included. Watch a preview here.

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December 2–4, 2022

Marin Center Showcase Theater
20 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903

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