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June 26-29: 'Shadowlands'

Play will be performed in Andreas Theatre.

2019-07-01
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance News Release, 6-19-2019

In the photo, C.S. Lewis (Scott Cox) and Major Warnie Lewis (James C. Van Oort) meet the poet Joy Davidman (Megan Kueter) and her son Douglas (Regan Allen) for the first time.

 MANKATO – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre & Dance will open “Shadowlands” by William Nicholson on June 26 in the Andreas Theatre at the Early Center for Performing Arts.

This is the true and unexpected love story of C.S. Lewis, Irishman and famous author of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and American poet Joy Davidman. This play tells the story of Lewis’s personal struggles with pain and grief through his relationship with a fan of his work, who becomes his wife. Funny, poignant and insightful, “Shadowlands” is a moving portrait of love and loss, faith and doubt, as inspired by Lewis’s own “A Grief Observed.”

“Shadowlands” runs June 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Andreas Theatre at the Earley Center for Performing Arts at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This production is made possible by TRIO Programs.

Tickets are $16 regular and $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more.

Next up in Highland Summer Theatre is Sister Act, which opens July 9.

The Box Office is open 4-6 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center, or buy single tickets online at MSUTheatre.com. Call the Box Office at 507-389-6661.

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