March 17, 2023–April 2, 2023
7:30pm Thurs/Fri/Sat evening | 2pm Sun
a play by William Nicholson
Wheaton Drama is proud to announce that its production of “Shadowlands” is “Lou Recommended” by the Lou Awards Committee. The Lou Awards celebrate community theatre and college theatre in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago.
A Lou recommendation is given to a production when, after the opening night of its run, at least one element of the show was deemed excellent by the opening night judges of the Lou Awards Nominating Committee. By receiving a recommendation, participating theatres are one step closer to receiving a nomination, which will be announced sometime in September 2023.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.
The unlikely true life love story between noted British Christian author C.S. (Jack) Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia) and American writer Joy Gresham, who happens to be both Jewish and divorced. Before Joy and her son unexpectedly drop into Jack’s life, he led a comfortable bachelor existence, teaching, writing, and lecturing at Oxford. Once Joy appears, things dramatically change. He is forced to approach everything, including his personal faith in God, from his heart, not his mind.
Two performances of Shadowlands will be ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing:
- Sunday 3/26
- Friday 3/31
Produced by permission of Samuel French, Inc.
|C.S. Lewis||Todd Oakley|
|Major W. H. Lewis (“Warnie”)||Thomas Rieser|
|Professor Christopher Riley||Tom Viskocil|
|Rev. “Harry” Harrington||John Vinopal|
|Alan Gregg / Doctor||Jim Quan|
|Dr. Maurice Oakley / Waiter / Registrar||Michael Albrow|
|Joy Gresham, née Davidman||Linda Cunningham|
|Registrar’s Clerk / Nurse||Sara Cate Langham|
|Priest / Waiter||Jeff Korenak|
|directed by||Stan Austin|
|assistant director||Kim Lambert-Haak|
|stage manager||Amy Johnson|
|production manager||Julie Kanturek|
|set designer||Erin McIntyre|
|master carpenter||Andy Kay|
|set decorator||Katy Smith|
|costumer||Cindy Lonhart / Ruth Fink-Winter|
|hair & makeup||Liz Rowe|
|prop master||Christine Pfenninger|
|lighting designer||Jim Van De Velde|
|sound designer||Jean Austin / Sean Ogren|
|dialect coach||Tracy Adams|
|AV specialist||Andy Kanturek|
|house manager||Julie Kanturek|
|assistant stage manager||Alissa Kanturek / Larry Re|
|board liaison||Elyse Willis|