Marin Art & Garden Center    3/14/2008 - 4/20/2008 (schedule)

Category:  Drama

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When the reserved British theologian C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia) meets the American poet Joy Gresham, he has no idea how their lives will soon become entwined. As a religious scholar, he thinks he knows why God lets people suffer. But then he meets Joy, and this beautiful play follows their timid steps from first meeting to a full, loving relationship, complicated by illness, the constant risk of loss and the doubts that spring up when an intellectual is confronted by actual grief.

Shadowlands by William Nicholson
directed by Linda Dunn

Mar 14, 2008 through Apr 20, 2008
Curtain time(s): Thurs 7:30PM; Fri-Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM.

Ticket price: $16.00 - $20.00

The play recalls the relationship between British theologian and author C.S. Lewis and the free-spirited American poet Joy Davidman Gresham.

Total performances: 17

Alex Ross.... Major Warnie Lewis
Anne Ripley.... Nurse/Registrar
Chuck Isen.... C.S. Lewis
Hugh Campion.... Harry Harrington
Jennifer Reimer.... Joy Gresham
Joel Roth.... Maurice Oakley/Clerk
Matt Farrell.... Alan Gregg/Doctor
Oak Dowling.... Priest/Waiter
Philip Bohlman.... Douglas
Wood Lockhart.... Christopher Riley
*=featured role

Linda Dunn ....  Director
Ellen Brooks ....  Lighting Design
Patrick Kroboth ....  Set Design
Michael A. Berg ....  Costume Design
Stephen Dietz ....  Sound Design
Madge Grahn ....  Stage Manager
Anne Ripley ....  Box Office Manager; Dialect Coach
Megan Kenyon ....  Scenic Artist
Maureen O'Donoghue ....  Production Manager
Ian Swift ....  Set Construction
Ron Severdia ....  Graphic Design
David L. Smith ....  Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Suomi ....  Volunteer Coordinator
Kim Taylor ....  Publicist
Sue Anderson ....  Property Design
Austin Nuyens ....  Light Board Operator
Tinka Ross, Suzie Hughes ....  Publicity Coordinators


"The play cleverly integrates Lewis' legacy by showing a giant wardrobe, into which Douglas disappears as he merges fiction into life."
by Olga Azar
Marin Scope Newspapers
"Anglophiles and armchair theologians will find much to like in this staid and somewhat off-kilter production of Nicholson's 1989 play about a staid and off-kilter romance."
by Mark Langton
Marin Independent Journal
"...actors present convincing and drastic character development....a fast paced production with numerous scenes and many eccentric supporting characters."
by Albert Goodwyn
S.F. Bay Times
" evening of drama that turns on the slightest rise of an eyebrow or depth of a breath."
by David Kashimba
Joint Forces Military Journal
"...many heartfelt humorous and tearful scenes."
by Maria Vrobel
Listen and be Heard
"...Reimer and Isen are well cast as Nicholson's unlikely lovers. Isen is a perfect match for C.S. Lewis....we really believe the human despair that Isen brings to the writer."
by Lee Brady
Pacific Sun

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