Theatre Hopkins Presents C.S. Lewis, Joy Davidman love
story in 'Shadowlands'
Vicki Margolis and Robert Riggs in
Theatre Hopkins 'Shadowlands,' opening Feb. 18.
For most of his life, British philosopher and author
C.S. Lewis was considered a man whose formidable intellect
could contend with life's moral riddles. But in his 50s,
for the first time, he fell in love. The author of The
Chronicles of Narnia became a child himself, with only
his heart to guide him.
"It's the sheer availability of happiness," he said,
"that takes my breath away."
On Friday, Feb. 18, Theatre
Hopkins raises the curtain on Shadowlands, a
play by William Nicholson that tells the story of the
improbable romance and marriage of Lewis and American poet
The cast is led by Bob Riggs and Vicki Margolis and
includes Seamus Dockery, Rob Douglas, Donald Hart, Jim
Knost, John R. Lyston and Windy Marshall. The role of
Davidman's young son will be shared by Will D'Amato and Eli
The production will run four weekends through Sunday,
March 13, at Homewood's Merrick Barn. Friday and Saturday
performances begin at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:15 p.m.
$15 at the door; $5, student rush tickets. For
reservations, partial subscriptions or further information,
call 410-516-7159 or e-mail
The season will conclude with two recently announced
productions. Opening April 15 will be the vintage comedy
Boy Meets Girl by Bella and Samuel Spewack, its cast
led by faculty member John Astin. The season will conclude
with The Royal Family, an affectionate satire about
theater folk by George Kauffman and Edna Ferber. Opening
June 10, it replaces Neil Simon's The Gingerbread
Lady, originally announced as the final production of
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