March 17, 2023–April 2, 2023

7:30pm Thurs/Fri/Sat evening | 2pm Sun


a play by William Nicholson

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.

Cast of Characters
C.S. LewisDavid J. Pagano
Major W. H. Lewis (“Warnie”)Thomas Rieser
Professor Christopher RileyTom Viskocil
Rev. “Harry” HarringtonJohn Vinopal
Alan Gregg / DoctorTodd Oakley
Dr. Maurice Oakley / Waiter / RegistrarMichael Albrow
Joy Gresham, née DavidmanLinda Cunningham
DouglasMichael Morrissey
Registrar’s Clerk / Nurse Sara Cate Langham
Priest / WaiterJeff Korenak
Creative Team
directed byStan Austin
assistant directorKim Lambert-Haak
stage managerAmy Johnson
production managerJulie Kanturek
set designerErin McIntyre
master carpenterAndy Kay
set decoratorKaty Smith
costumerCindy Lonhart / Ruth Fink-Winter
prop masterChristine Pfenninger
lighting designerJim Van De Velde
sound designerJean Austin / Sean Ogren
dialect coachTracy Adams
video editorAndy Kanturek

Photos by Ken Beach