A Christmas with CS Lewis

  • Shafter Ford Theater

    1100 East Lerdo Highway
    Shafter, California 93263
Ticket Price $20.00-$40.00 This event is now over

In the early years of his young adult life C S Lewis believed the story of Christ’s birth was nothing more than feel-good myth. 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.

Venue Details

Shafter Ford Theater

1100 East Lerdo Highway
Shafter, California 93263 Shafter Ford Theater
Shafter Ford Theater

We are a small town theater arts building in Shafter, CA. We host concerts, musicals, plays, business meetings, banquets and more! Our building holds 300 people for banquets and up to 320 for Shows, which creates a very intimate setting for performances. We have hosted many amazing musicians, such as Jon Foreman, Danny Gokey, Jars of Clay, and many more. We are home to the Shafter Children's Summer Theater and the Shafter Young Adult's Theater, run by Cris Starrh with over 25 years of theatrical experience and musicals performed. We have held numerous original musicals by Larry Starrh, in addition to many business events, weddings, proms, bridal showers, and birthday parties. We are so thankful to the citizens of Shafter for their continued support and we hope you will consider us when searching for a fun place to stop in Shafter!