Fellowship for the Performing Arts presents Shadowlands: The Unlikely Love Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman now through January 8 at the Acorn Theater in Manhattan.
In Shadowlands’ first New York revival since its 1990 premiere, William Nicholson’s award-winning play follows the romance of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis, and the much younger Jewish-American writer, Joy Davidman, a former Communist now Christian convert. Lewis is shocked to discover that he and Davidman have fallen deeply in love – and then almost immediately he must cope with the equally great pain of losing her when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Inspired by Lewis’ own A Grief Observed, the play is a moving portrait of love and loss as well as faith and doubt.
The cast of Shadowlands includes Daniel Gerroll (OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence Broadway: High Society, The Homecoming, Plenty. Film: Chariots of Fire. TV: Seinfeld) as C.S. Lewis, and Robin Abramson (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Performer of the Year, Tribes, Blackbird, Richard III) as Joy Davidman.
Tickets can be purchased at www.newyorkcitytheatre.com.