06 Nov Shadowlands
Shadowlands by William Nicholson. Show dates January 26-February 10, 2024. Tickets $25.00 and can be reserved using our online ticketing software, by calling our box office, or at the door.
Type: Main stage production (play)
Genre: Biographical drama
C. S. Lewis, the renowned author of “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, is a bachelor and Oxford University professor who spends his free time debating with fellow academics at a pub. Although he seems entirely uninterested in love, Lewis agrees to marry Joy Gresham, an American writer who is looking to secure British citizenship. Their arrangement soon becomes a romance, and, when Joy is diagnosed with terminal cancer, their bond grows even stronger.
Jasen J Smith (Finbar Mack) is delighted to make his debut at Western Reserve Playhouse. Mr. Smith has been seen on stage locally in many productions including And Then There Were None, Newsies, Pride and Prejudice, Our Town, Dracula, Hamlet, You Can’t Take It With You, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Love! Valour! Compassion! and Intimate Apparel.
Brian O. Jackson is happy to be back on the WRP stage yet again after performing in multiple CaBARet shows this season. He was also seen at WRP in the long awaited production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Other favorite credits include Puffs; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic (Wayne), Pirates of Penzance (Major General), Arsenic and Old Lace (Jonathan), The Full Monty (Dave), Young Frankenstein (The Hermit), An Impending Rupture of the Belly (Doug), Dracula (Renfiel
Victoria Kirgesner-Hunsicker is excited to be joining the production team for Cyrano De Bergerac. Most recently, she worked as assistant director in WRP’s 2022 production of Wit. No stranger to the theater, she has been seen on stage in the WRP productions of The Weir (Valerie), Wit (Student/Resident 2), Blithe Spirit (Elvira), Happy Hollandaise (Claire), and Emma (Mrs. Weston), as well as several others around Northeast Ohio. She has also worked behind the scenes as the stage manager for Puffs at Broadview Heights Spotlights, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at WRP.
Jim Fippin (de Guiche) has been appeared on stage at Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Weathervane, Coach House, Porthouse, Magical Theatre Company and The Players Guild. His resume includes roles in The Importance of Being Earnest, Miss Holmes, Saint Joan, And Then There Were None, Hamlet, 1776, Shakespeare in Love, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, The Wild Goose, Kimberly Akimbo, The Mousetrap, Four Dogs and a Bone, Bus Stop, Uncle Vanya, August: Osage County, The Rainmaker, Custer, The Real Thing, The Odd Couple, The Lion in Winter, Jesus Christ Superstar, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Another Antigone, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. At Western Reserve, Jim has appeared in The Weir, Blithe Spirit, Tartuffe, and The Weir. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Otterbein, where he met his wife, Elaine, and where their daughter Emelie graduated (Magna Cum Laude) with the class of 2020.
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January 26 2024 at 8:00pm
January 27 2024 at 8:00pm
February 3 2024 at 8:00pm
February 4 2024 at 8:00pm
February 5 2024 at 2:00pm
February 9 2024 at 8:00pm
February 10 2024 at 8:00pm