From Fellowship for Performing Arts comes the unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, a divorced Jewish New Yorker. More…
In the first New York revival of this Tony-nominated play, the smart, brash Joy (a former Communist and Christian convert) bursts into Lewis' sedate, middle-aged life and upends it. Lewis is as shocked as anyone to discover that he and Joy 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. 'Shadowlands' - also an Oscar-winning film - is a moving portrait of love and loss, faith and doubt, as inspired by Lewis' own 'A Grief Observed.'
See it if You like this genre of a show. Go to no bull with raging Robert World Press to see my review. I liked how they did staging, different then
Don't see it if 1990 version of the show. Lead actor was tentative, stumbled over lines. Other cast were good. All In all a very good .No BULLRAGINGRobert
See it if Lewis's views of suffering and God are tested by intense personal experience. Effective mix of comedy, tragedy, and intellectual ideas.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a love story involving older people. You don't want to think about love, pain and religious faith.
See it if well-made; script deals intelligently/movingly w how confirmed bachelor CS Lewis was woke falling in love w challenging woman; good ensemble
Don't see it if like Masterpiece Theater, predictable/old fashioned; but deeper b/c deals w how experience changed Lewis' pessimistic religious philosophy
See it if you enjoy fine drama at its very best. Excellent acting, good staging. There is wonderful humor and also extremely moving moments.
Don't see it if you like fluffy dialogue or comedy.
See it if Poignant tale with deep emotions, love, religion, hope, etc all mixed together. Show runs 2 hrs 20 min but flies by.
Don't see it if You'd be upset at pain and suffering and the tragic outcome at the end. But the show really makes you think.
See it if Interested in watching a very traditional, reserved person fall deeply in love with someone very different from himself. I was enchanted.
Don't see it if You don't want to consider issues of faith, God, love, understanding. This one's a tearjerker, so there's that, too.
See it if You are a fan of CS Lewis or enjoy unusual and romantic love stories.
Don't see it if if you do not like sad stories which include death or prefer traditional love stories.
See it if Lovely play based on a true story. Excellent acting and very engaging. A fulfilling evening at the theater.
Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer musicals or light dramas.
See it if you want more from theater than simple entertainment. Excellent performances and interesting philosophies.
Don't see it if you want something light and fluffy or if seeing a show with a cancer victim will depress you too much.
See it if you like love stories, clever writing, perceptive characterizations, fine direction, excellent production values and superb acting.
Don't see it if dislike sad endings, intellectual gamesmanship, dialog that is, at times, difficult to understand and characters that are intellectuals.
See it if A masterful. must see play. Bring tissues. Can't say enough about how moved I was.
Don't see it if If you want light and fluffy this one is not for you. But it's worth seeing it anyway.
See it if Whether you are an avid reader of C. S. Lewis, a fan of his or not you will be moved by the story of his late-in-life, love affair.
Don't see it if You don't like late-in-life romance.
See it if you want to see a wonderful play about real people.
Don't see it if you dislike discussions about God. Actually there's no reason not to see this terrific play.
Also The play is sheer delight. The actors are amazing.
See it if you want to see an improbable love story which happens to be true, anchored by lovely truthful performances. A must for C. S. Lewis fans!
Don't see it if you only like high drama or escapist entertainment. Also if you are allergic to any discussion of religion or faith.
See it if want to see a thoughtful drama about CS Lewis late in life. The staging was great and the script kept my interest - a story still relevant.
Don't see it if you don't like any discussion of philosophy or religion; don't like period pieces; or talk about cancer and death.
See it if A play about finding love later in life. A lovely production, beautifully acted with a standout performance from Daniel Gerroll
Don't see it if You're looking for a new, cutting edge play. It's simple and straightforward.
See it if you like offbeat, improbable romances b'twn intellectuals who say more than "please pass the salt", & actually enjoy intellectual discourse
Don't see it if you want to miss a very well acted, well written revival or don't care for C.S. Lewis's writings and not interested in his bio,
See it if you are a C.S. Lewis fan; enjoy biographies and learning about people's lives; and like romantic stories...
Don't see it if you don't like shows that touch on death and dying...
See it if You are interested in C. S. Lewis' life and/or like love stories even if they have a sad ending
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with plays about cancer
See it if Want to see a great love story with terrific acting.
Don't see it if You are not into love stories or are not interested in C.S Lewis.