Translation. Transmutation. Transformation. These concepts resonate throughout the contrasting worlds inhabited by the brilliant writer C.S. Lewis, a professor of English at Oxford University and author of insightful texts on philosophy and Christianity who created the childlike fantasy land of Narnia, in his Chronicles of Narnia.
Shadowlands - The Unlikely Love Story of C.S. Lewis & Joy Davidman
Fellowship for Performing Arts presents Shadowlands - The Unlikely Love Story of C.S. Lewis & Joy Davidman at Theatre Row.
Performances are staged at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre.
(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
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Shadowlands follows the unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, a Jewish-American writer, former Communist and Christian convert. The smart, brash Davidman bursts into Lewis' sedate, middle-aged life and upends it. Lewis is as shocked as anyone to discover that he and Davidman have fallen deeply in love – and then almost immediately he must contend with the equally deep pain of losing her when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The play is a moving portrait of love and loss, faith and doubt, as inspired by Lewis' own A Grief Observed.