Shadowlands


The Unlikely, True Love Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
The smart, brash Joy bursts into Lewis’ sedate, middle-aged life and upends it. Lewis is as shocked as anyone to discover that he and Joy have fallen deeply in love – and then almost immediately he must contend with the equally deep pain of losing her when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Funny, poignant and insightful, Shadowlands — also an Oscar®-winning film — is a moving portrait of love and loss, faith and doubt, as inspired by Lewis’ own A Grief Observed.

Run time:
2 hours and 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.

Age Recommendation:
Recommended for ages 13 and older. Children under age 4 not admitted.

A Scene from Shadowlands at the Acorn Theatre
Behind the Scenes with Daniel Gerroll & Robin Abramson
  • “Mr. Gerroll and Ms. Abramson are APPEALING COMIC ACTORS, smartly restrained and surrounded by a STRONG COMPANY!”

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    “IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER than Gerroll as C.S. Lewis…THE EXCELLENT ROBIN ABRAMSON is well-matched.”

    TheaterMania

    “Of the 10 plays I saw last week, Shadowlands was BY FAR THE BEST.”

    In The Aisle

  • “A THOUGHTFUL AND SATISFYING REVIVAL…Under Christa Scott-Reed’s direction, the EXCEPTIONAL CAST catches every nuance of this fine play.”

    The New Yorker

    “BEAUTIFULLY ACTED by Gerroll and Abramson and directed with quiet sympathy by Christa Scott-Reed, the production has the effect of a prayer delivered tenderly and even humorously.”

    Huffington Post

    “SHADOWLANDS blends the lightness and humor of a good romantic comedy with just enough theological depth to ENGAGE THE INTELLECT.”

    National Review

  • “FPA is like a breath of fresh air… Shadowlands deals with the mystery of human suffering…I can imagine many enthusiastic discussions that the play might provoke.”

    The Tablet,
    Catholic News & Opinion

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