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're interested in CS Lewis' personal life, or generally enjoy gentle intelligent conversation that ends in tragedy
Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with the story and expect to leave in a cheerful mood, or if a mismatch in relative talent levels. Or hate stodgy brits.
See it if you believe and accept the power of love. It also helps if you like C.S.Lewis.
Don't see it if you are looking for some light entertainment.
See it if You want a thoughtful, literate, moving period piece with outstanding acting.
Don't see it if You want fluff.
Also A tragic love story about real people..
See it if you are interested in C.S.Lewis's intellectual and personal life and a deeply moving story about his relationship with Joy Davidman
Don't see it if you do not want to reflect on God, love, the meaning of life and death, and many other profound theological themes
See it if ...you enjoy well-made plays that take a closer, more thoughtful look at the human condition.
Don't see it if ...you don’t enjoy plays with a lot of great dialogue that demand you listen closely.
See it if If you loved The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, this play about CS Lewis is for you. He is fascinating and literate. It is well-written.
Don't see it if His love Joy, a Jew from Brooklyn, thinks you have to talk like Barbra Streisand to play this role. Very annoying.
See it if You like the interplay of love, suffering and a higher being's role in both. Overall, great love story that is absorbing
Don't see it if You like something fast-paced or a musical. If the talk about god, good, bad or indifferent bothers you.
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