FPA Founder visits St. John’s Academy!

The fifth, seventh and eighth grade classes at St. John’s Academy received a surprise visit Feb. 23 from Max McLean, founder and artistic director of the Fellowship for the Performing Arts in New York City.

McLean was appearing in Jacksonville in the national touring company production of C.S. Lewis’ “The Reluctant Convert.”…

The company is famous for its production of C.S Lewis’ works including the Tony-nominated play “Shadowlands” and “The Screwtape Letters.”

During McLean’s visit, the students participated in a Q&A session regarding C.S. Lewis and McLean’s experiences in both producing and performing.

The highlight was a performance by McLean from “The Screwtape Letters,” in which he appears in the title role.

McLean visited St. John’s Academy at the request of Principal Wallis Brooks and her husband, Wayne, who this past summer attended the annual Oxbridge conference in England, which is put on by the C.S. Lewis Foundation.

“Just walking the grounds of Oxford and Cambridge universities and visiting the venues associated with Mr. Lewis was incredible,” Wallis Brooks said. “Attending sessions conducted by world-renowned authorities on this great man was unbelievable.”

McLean is a frequent performer at the Oxbridge conference and is extremely passionate regarding all things involving C.S. Lewis.

St. John’s Academy is a Christian college preparatory school dedicated to the training of virtuous scholars in grades pre-k through eighth grade.

Shared from the 2018-03-20 The St. Augustine Record eEdition