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.
|Major W. H. Lewis (“Warnie”)
|Professor Christopher Riley
|Rev. “Harry” Harrington
|Alan Gregg / Doctor
|Dr. Maurice Oakley / Waiter / Registrar
|Joy Gresham, née Davidman
|Registrar’s Clerk / Nurse
|Sara Cate Langham
|Priest / Waiter
|Cindy Lonhart / Ruth Fink-Winter
|hair & makeup
|Jim Van De Velde
|Jean Austin / Sean Ogren
|assistant stage manager
|Alissa Kanturek / Larry Re