As part of the Year of Faith campaign, a one man performance of C.S. Lewis’ novella, The Great Divorce, will be performed by television, stage, and film actor Anthony Lawton. The event will take place on Monday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the DeSales University Center on the DeSales campus in Center Valley, PA. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and the Diocese of Allentown. No tickets are required.
Lawton has acted in Philadelphia for 18 years. His favorite roles include George in Of Mice and Men; Austin in True West and Feste in Twelfth Night; “man” in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men; and The Devil and Billy Markham, The Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters. Lawton’s film credits include Unbreakable, Invincible; and he appeared on TV in Hack and Cold Case. The Philadelphia City Paper named him the city’s “Best One- Man Theatre.” His original play, The Foocy received five Barrymore nominations, including one for Best New Play. He is a member Actors’ Equity Association and in 1998 he started the Mirror Theatre Company, which performs solo and small-cast plays.
The mission of the Mirror is: Spiritual Theatre for a Secular Audience. The company is committed to presenting drama about our spiritual life that will be of interest to all audiences, secular or religious. Lawton wants his plays to be part of an ongoing dialogue with the audience.
Established in 2000, The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture’s mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs. For information about The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture, visit our website at www.desales.edu/salesian or call 610-282-1100, ext. 1244.
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