Readers’ Play: “The Man Born to Be King” by Dorothy Sayers
Every year during Holy Week, C.S. Lewis read through a moving set of plays by his friend, Dorothy L. Sayers. Now Katy Wehr, PhD, offers you the chance to share the same experience. Katy will introduce the plays and involve participants in reading from Sayers’s “The Man Born to be King” – a radio play cycle on the life of Christ from 1940’s England. While the plays initially sparked protests, they quickly won over their wartime listeners through Sayers’s refreshing portrayal of Christ as someone who lived in a world suspiciously like our own: full of need, politics, and everyday people. Help bring various scenes to life by reading aloud or just come to listen, enjoy, and discuss. You’ll want to follow Lewis’s lead and read the whole cycle during Lent!