Actor Will Portray C.S. Lewis as Part of Gardner-Webb Distinguished Artist Series

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Tom Key Also to Speak for Dimensions Program and Present Classes for Students

By Katie Furr, (’20) GWU Intern for Communications

Tom KeyBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—An off-Broadway actor will give two faith-based performances at Gardner-Webb University on Monday, Feb. 27, and Tuesday, Feb. 28. Tom Key, artistic director of Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, will speak at Dimensions and also give a performance as part of the University’s Distinguished Artist Series.

Key will present his portrayal of author C.S. Lewis Monday at 8 p.m. in the Millennium Playhouse, located behind the Communications Studies Hall on Main Street in Boiling Springs. “We invited him because he is a Christian artist who can do a faith-themed live performance and also do masterclasses in performance with our students,” shared Dr. Christopher Nelson, assistant professor of theatre and department chair.

Key has been a featured guest at universities across North America and at Oxford University in England. He has received numerous awards and has been described as, “an actor with such energy that even standing still, he seems to quiver like a divining rod.”

The Dimensions program will be held Tuesday at 9:25 a.m. in Stewart Hall of Tucker Student Center on GWU’s main campus and is free and open to the public.

Admission for the evening performance is $10 for the public, $5 for seniors and students, and free for GWU students, GWU faculty and staff, and children under 6.

For more information about Tom Key, visit

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program seeks to enhance the spiritual, intellectual, and cultural life at the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-2155 or email