Vintage Theatre Presents Shadowlands By William Nicholson October 11 - November 10, 2013
Reserved British author C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) was used to discussing love in the abstract. But when he meets the outspoken Joy Davidman, he is forced to confront his own feelings of love and loss. This intimate and epic love story shows how Lewis and Davidman are both unexpectedly transformed by their faith, doubt, and the power of the heart.
Vintage Theatre presents "Shadowlands" October 11 - November 10 at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($20 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com.
The cast includes Verl Hite (C.S. Lewis), Stephanie Schmidt (Joy Davidman), John Greene (Christopher Riley), Jake Gallegos (Rev. Harry Harrington/Priest), Tim Campbell (Dr. Oakley/Registrar/Waiter), Jeff Miller (Alan Gregg/Doctor), Wade Livingston (Major W.H. Lewis), Asher Wolf/Alexa Moye Downing (Douglas/Deborah), Sydney Kenney (Registrar's Clerk/Nurse) and Jeff Miller (Waiter in Tea Room).
Shadowlands started as a 1985 television film written by William Nicholsonand then adapted by Nicholson as a stage play and then as a cinema film. The film began life as a script entitled I Call it Joy written by Brian Sibley and Norman Stone. Sibley was credited on the BBC film as 'consultant' and went on to write the book, Shadowlands: The True Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.
The stage version was directed by Elijah Moshinsky and starred Nigel Hawthorne as Lewis with Jane Lapotaire as Joy. It won Best Play in the Evening Standard Awards for 1990. Hawthorne successfully took the role of Lewis to Broadway, again directed by Moshinsky. Hawthorne co-starred in New York, with Jane Alexander as Joy, who was now given her maiden name of Joy Davidman. Hawthorne won a 1991 Tony award for Best Actor, while Nicholson picked up a nomination for Best Play.
In 1993, the play was adapted into a film of the same name directed by Richard Attenborough with a screenplay by Nicholson, co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, winning Oscar nominations for both Nicholson and Winger.
Vintage Theatre presents
An intimate and epic love story of reserved British author C.S. Lewis and the outspoken Joy Davidman.
Oct. 11 - Nov 10
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010