Saturday, April 20, 2013

Shadowlands—Magenta Theater—downtown Vancouver, WA

The Man Behind Narnia

Shadowlands, a drama about C.S. Lewis by William Nicholson and directed by Rachel Keen will be playing through May 4th at Magenta Theater.  They are located at 606 Main St.  For further information, check their Web,

Clive (Jack) Staples Lewis was a well-respected writer and teacher from Oxford in England.  Much of the subject matter of his books and lectures concerned Man’s relationship with God.  But his most famous books were the Narnia collection, which have been made into more than one film.  In fact, he was, also, good friends with J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of the Lord of the Rings books, also filmed.  Shadowlands was made into a movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger and Edward Hardwick.

The story takes place in the 1950’s in Oxford, his home for most of his life.  Jack (Philip Giesy) and his older brother, Warnie (Bob Lawson), were confirmed bachelors and roomed together.  Jack was constantly exploring the relationship between God and Man, questioning why, if there was a God, he would allow so much suffering in the world.

Read more at SW WA Stage & Theater Arts Review,

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