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The Unlikely, True Love Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman

From the producers of The Screwtape LettersThe Most Reluctant ConvertThe Great Divorce and Martin Luther on Trial comes Shadowlands, the unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, a divorced Jewish New Yorker, former Communist and Christian convert.

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.  
(Recommended for ages 13 and older. Children under age 4 not admitted.)

Behind the Scenes with the Director of Shadowlands

A Scene from Shadowlands at the Acorn Theatre

Behind the Scenes with Daniel Gerroll & Robin Abramson

What the Critics are Saying


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“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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Tickets

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Theatre Row – The Acorn Theatre

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Media

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Behind the Scenes with the Director of Shadowlands

A Scene from Shadowlands at the Acorn Theatre

Behind the Scenes with Daniel Gerroll & Robin Abramson

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Company

Cast


DANIEL GERROLL

C.S. Lewis

ROBIN ABRAMSON

Joy Davidman

JOHN C. VENNEMA

Major W. H. Lewis  "Warnie"

SEAN GORMLEY

Prof. Christopher Riley

DAN KREMER

Rev. Harry Harrington
(Understudy for C.S. Lewis)

STEPHANIE COZART

Nurse, Registrar, (Understudy for Joy Davidman)

DARYLL HEYSHAM

Dr. Oakley, Waiter, Clerk, Priest

JACOB H. KNOLL

Alan Gregg, Doctor

JACK MCCARTHY

Douglas
(Alternating)

JACOB MORRELL

Douglas
(Alternating)

AMY BIZJAK

JOHN LITTLE

SCENIC DESIGN

KELLY JAMES TIGHE

COSTUME DESIGN

MICHAEL BEVINS

LIGHTING DESIGN

AARON SPIVEY

ORIGINAL MUSIC
& SOUND DESIGN

JOHN GROMADA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

KEN DENISON

DIRECTED

CHRISTA SCOTT-REED