C.S. Lewis & Joy Davidman 

One of the Great Love Stories of the 20th Century

 

SHADOWLANDS

 

by William Nicholson

directed by Kerry Meads

 

featuring Robert Smyth & Deborah Gilmour Smyth as

C.S. Lewis & Joy Davidman

 

Thru April 9

 

LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE

1142 Orange Ave, Coronado

  

"Witty, True, Beautiful!"

  - Becca Garber, Coronado Times


"A Treat Not To Be Missed!"

  - Jean Lowerison, SDGLN

  

"BEST BET!

A power couple portraying a power couple!"

  - Pat Launer, Times of San Diego

 

"A Must-See!" 

  - Charlene Baldridge, SD UpTown News


"Strongly Recommended!

  One of LAMB'S best!" 

   - Bonnie Fox, Coronado Eagle & Journal 

 

"Engrossing, Entertaining, Brilliant!"

  - New York Post

 

While a great many people in Britain and America wanted to get inside the brain of C.S. Lewis, the popular Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters, very few touched his heart.

 

This award-winning play by William Nicholson (First KnightGladiator) celebrates the late-life romance between Lewis and the quick-witted American poet Joy Davidman. They would turn each other's life upside down!

 

SHADOWLANDS features a terrific cast of nine, led by Robert Smyth & Deborah Gilmour Smyth, each the recepient of the 2016 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle award for "Outstanding Performance in a Play" for their work in Intrepid Theatre's production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?.

 

Running Time: 2 hours & 10 minutes, including one Intermission

Age recommendation: 10 years+. There is a ten year-old boy in the cast.

Gavin Reid August
Douglas Gresham
Gavin is delighted to be cast again at Lambs Players Theatre as Young Will in Big Fish. He learned so much from being in Shadowlands and working with the incredible cast. For the last year he has been in several shows with Christian Youth Theatre and has really found that acting is his true passion. Gavin has been in Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Lion King and James and the Giant Peach. One of his favorite roles so far has been Young Simba in the Lion King. Gavin wants to thank his family for their love and support. He also wants to thank his voice coach, Jessica Couto, for introducing him to this great show. He looks forward to a great run of Big Fish and another amazing experience!

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Joy Davidman Gresham
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s resident ensemble since 1979 . Originally from the East Coast, she has lived all over the United States and went to school at San Francisco State University where she studied music and theatre. One of San Diego’s most active performers with over 200 productions to her credit, she is a seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s production of Wit and Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Mother in Ragtime at Starlight Musical Theatre, for her role of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at Lamb’s Players, and for her role of Mrs. Lovett at Cygnet Theatre. She has been honored with Backstage West and numerous Patte awards for performance, original music, sound design. At Lamb’s Players Deborah has performed in over 160 productions, directed over 70 productions, sound designed, written original music, or musically directed over 80 productions. Deborah enjoys the opportunity to be involved in an amazing ensemble that is the Lamb’s Players family. Deborah and her husband, Producing Artistic Director Robert Smyth, make their home in Coronado.

Caitie Grady
Registrar / Nurse
Big Fish marks Caitie's 30th Lamb's production since 2010! Yowza! LPT favorites include Silent Sky, Equivocation, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, American Rhythm, Quilters, Wit, Oz, Les Miserables, Mixtape, Joseph..., The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, and "100 Hours of Stories", the play reading marathon that won Lamb's Players Theatre a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Caitie has also appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose in Dogfight, and has participated in Cygnet's staged readings of Hair, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Evita. Caitie received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory and is a proud member of Actors Equity. All my love to Charlie!

Paul Maley
Harrington
Paul Maley graduated from UCLA’s Theatre program in 1984 where he concentrated on acting, playwriting, and a girl named Sharon! After their marriage in 1987, they spent two years creating sketches for a Northern California church before moving to San Diego in 1990 to work with Lamb’s Players Theatre’s Educational Touring Company. Paul served at LPT for 20 years as performer, writer, director, designer, road manager, and grantwriter. LPT acting credits include educational productions of The Glass Menagerie, Measure For Measure, and over 2,000 performances in 30 touring plays. His favorite LPT roles include Arnold in The Boys Next Door, Rockfist Slim in The Boy Who Fell Into a Book, John Christopher Smith in Joyful Noise, and multiple roles in The Hit and Leaving Iowa. He has also performed at SeaWorld, with Write Out Loud, and in outreach programs with the San Diego Symphony and his family’s own company StageWorks! Paul dedicates his performance to his lovely wife of 30 years and his two amazing children. Matt. 6:33. Edit

Jordan Miller
Alan Gregg / Doctor
Jordan Miller Don Price Jordan was last seen in Lamb's Players Theatre productions of Shadowlands, Festival of Christmas (2016, 2015, and 2014), OZ, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables. He has served as fight choreographer for West Side Story, OZ, Les Miserables, Equivocation and The Miracle Worker (where he also served as Assistant Director). Other San Diego credits include Lyric Opera San Diego's The Gondoliers, Anything Goes and A Little Night Music; Cygnet Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Maple and Vine, and Bed And Sofa. Favorite regional credits include Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver! and A Little Night Music as well as serving as a principle vocalist for Holland America Line cruise line. www.jordancmiller.com

John Rosen
Christopher Riley
John is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s Players in this fine production! LAMB'S: Shadowlands, Beau Jest, Dinner with Marlene, The Nerd, Festival of Christmas 2015, OZ, West Side Story, You Can't Take it With You, Fiddler on the Roof, Around the World in 80 Days, Joe vs the Volcano, Guys & Dolls, The Music Man, Harvey, The Fantasticks, Room Service, The Winslow Boy, American Rhythm and Charley’s Aunt. REGIONAL: A Catered Affair and The Constant Wife for The Old Globe. LOCAL: Old Jews Telling Jokes, Ella, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for San Diego Rep; Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and To Forgive Divine for North Coast Rep; Bunbury, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Looking for Normal for Diversionary; and other shows in the too distant past for Sledgehammer, Bowery, and Gaslamp Quarter Theatres. Room Service, The Winslow Boy, American Rhythm and Charley’s Aunt. REGIONAL: A Catered Affair and The Constant Wife for The Old Globe. LOCAL: Old Jews Telling Jokes, Ella, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for San Diego Rep; Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and To Forgive Divine for North Coast Rep; Bunbury, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Looking for Normal for Diversionary; and other shows in the too distant past for Sledgehammer, Bowery, and Gaslamp Quarter Theatres.

Johathan Sachs
Dr. Oakley / Priest
Jonathan is thrilled to be making his debut at Lambs Players in Shadowlands!1 Some select San Diego credits include Seminar with Intermission Productions, The Mousetrap at AVO Playhouse, Moonlight and Magnolias with SRT, The Crucible with MOXIE Theatre and Hysterical Blindness with Backyard Productions. Jonathan would like to thank Kerry and the entire creative team for this wonderful opportunity. He is the proud father of Payton and the husband of the talented and beautiful, Julie Sachs.

Brian Salmon
Warnie Lewis
Brian is honored to debut at Lamb’s in this wonderful production. He was recently seen as Ross in Backyard Renaissance’s production of Elephant Man and as Dickie Bell in North Coast Rep’s The Fox on the Fairway. Brian's stage work includes The Old Globe, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Sledgehammer Theatre, The Bowery Theatre and North Coast Repertory Theatre, among others. Favorite roles include Henry Higgins in My FairLady at Moonlight Amphitheatre (Lead Actor award), Lenny in Rumors at North Coast Theatre (Critics’ Circle Award) and Dr. Rance in What the Butler Saw at Blackfriars Theatre (Dramalogue Award).

Robert Smyth
C.S. Lewis
is LAMB's Producing Artistic Director. He joined the staff of Lamb's Players Street Theatre as an actor and director in 1976. In 1978 LAMB'S opened its first resident theatre in National City, and then in 1994 brought the old performance space in Coronado's historic Spreckel's Building back to life as its new home. Robert has directed more than 150 productions for LAMB'S, and performed in over 100, including favorite roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1776, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Boys Next Door, and the one-man show Damien. He and his wife, director, actor, composer, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, make their home in Coronado.

Charlton Hricko
Douglas Gresham - understudy
Charlton is thrilled to make his theatrical debut with Lamb's Players and the extraordinary cast of Shadowlands! A 3rd grader, Charlton is a dedicated student of piano, avid basketball player, enjoys computer coding and of course, gaming - hoping one day to have his own You-tube channel! Charlton would like to thank Kerry Meads for this humbling experience and the opportunity to tell a heart-warming story. Dad, Mom, Waverly and Maga, I love you!


Mike Buckley
Set Designer
Since 1984 Mike has designed over 200 productions at Lamb's in addition to many shows at such companies as San Diego Rep, The Laguna Playhouse and the Old Globe/USD MFA program. Recent favorites include sets for Beau Jest and Shadowlands here at Lamb's and set and lights for Godspell at Southwestern College where he teaches technical theatre, scriptwriting and design. Also a playwright, his romantic comedy The Hit had an extended run at Lamb's Coronado Theatre and then the Horton Grand Theatre and his set for The Hit earned Mike his fifth Patte Award. As an actor, Mike has appeared in many shows at Lamb's. Favorites include The Nerd, The Hit, Joseph…, Beau Jest, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller, The Secret Garden, Boomers and My Fair Lady. He also appeared in Crazy For You at Moonlight. TV credits include Wicked, Wicked Games as well as several commercials. Mike also designs residential interiors through his business Weekend Makeover.

Jillian Frost
Dialect Coach
Jillian (dialect coach) is proud and happy to be working Lamb’s again. Her previous credits include: Festival of Christmas – Angel Arms, Equivocation, Freud’s Last Session, The Foreigner, The 39 Steps, See How They Run, Around the World in Eighty Days, An Inspector Calls, Joyful Noise, The Voysey Inheritance, An Ideal Husband, Winslow Boy, Dial M for Murder and Private Lives. Jillian has an MFA in theatre from California Institute of the Arts.

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Sound Designer
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s resident ensemble since 1979 . Originally from the East Coast, she has lived all over the United States and went to school at San Francisco State University where she studied music and theatre. One of San Diego’s most active performers with over 200 productions to her credit, she is a seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s production of Wit and Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Mother in Ragtime at Starlight Musical Theatre, for her role of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at Lamb’s Players, and for her role of Mrs. Lovett at Cygnet Theatre. She has been honored with Backstage West and numerous Patte awards for performance, original music, sound design. At Lamb’s Players Deborah has performed in over 160 productions, directed over 70 productions, sound designed, written original music, or musically directed over 80 productions. Deborah enjoys the opportunity to be involved in an amazing ensemble that is the Lamb’s Players family. Deborah and her husband, Producing Artistic Director Robert Smyth, make their home in Coronado.

Rachel Hengst
Properties Designer
Properties and PA Rachel Hengst has worked with Lambs Players Theater since 2013. She made her professional theater debut in Mixtape as the Assistant Stage Manager and has learned so much since then. Her Prop Design credits include Lamb's Player's productions of You Can't Take it With You, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, the latest incarnation of Mixtape, The Nerd, Miracle Worker, Dinner with Marlene, Beau Jest, Shadowlands, and Silent Sky. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God's guidance in her life.

Maria Mangiavellano
Stage Manager
For Lamb's, Maria has stage managed the world premiere of OZ!, The Glory Man, and mixtape, in addition to An Inspector Calls; Enchanted April; Godspell; The Glass Menagerie; Room Service; Boomers (x 3); The Voysey Inheritance; The Secret Garden; An American Christmas (x 15); American Rhythm (X2); Metamorphoses; Dial M For Murder; South Pacific; The Great Divorce; 1776; Dr. Faustus; The Glass Menagerie; Room Service; The Fantasticks; Joyful Noise; Hello, Dolly!; An Ideal Husband; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (X2); and Festival of Christmas. Elsewhere she has stage managed The Rocky Horror Show and Dogfight for Cygnet Theatre Company; Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cabaret, Pageant, and Man of La Mancha for North Coast Repertory Theatre and six productions for Moonlight at the Avo Playhouse and Moonlight Amphitheatre. She has also stage managed for San Diego Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company, and the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. She holds an MFA from UCSD.

Blake McCarty
Projections Designer
Blake McCarty is a performance and multimedia artist and educator, whose work has been seen in San Diego at La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, Ion Theatre, New Village Arts, Lamb’s Players, and Junior Theatre; and in New York at Dixon Place, The New Victory Theater, Theatre Row, La Mama E.T.C., and MCC Theater. Blake is the creator and producer of Play/Date, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2014 produced by 3-Legged Dog and he is currently directing Hall Pass with support from the California Arts Council. In addition to his work as an artist, Blake has developed educational programming for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens for organizations including San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools, City University of New York, New Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, and Invisible Children. He holds a BFA in Film Production and an MA in Educational Theatre, both from New York University.

Kerry Meads
Director
Kerry wears many hats as actor, director, and playwright. She is the director of Lamb’s Educational Outreach. On staff at Lamb's since 1976, she now serves as Lamb’s Associate Artistic Director. As resident playwright, her work includes Boomers, American Rhythm, Dracula, My Asparagus Is Growing Fine and LPT’s annual Festival of Christmas. Her directing credits include MIXTAPE, Guys & Dolls, Trying, An Ideal Husband, Pretty Fire, Thunder At Dawn, Private Lives, The Boys Next Door, Amadeus, Beau Jest, The Foreigner and You Can’t Take It With You. As a performer she has been seen in such productions as The Great Divorce; Quilters; Tartuffe; Godspell; She Loves Me; A Woman of No Importance; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Till We Have Faces; Pump Boys and Dinettes; Into The Woods; Hello, Dolly!; Boomers, The Hit, Leaving Iowa, Harvey , The Music Man and See How They Run and Dinner with Marlene.

Nathan Peirson
Light Designer
a graduate of Biola University, Nate is Lamb’s Director of Production. He has been with Lamb’s since 1982 working as photographer, set construction, lighting designer and performer.

Jeanne Reith
Costume Designer
Jeanne's work as a designer this year in San Diego includes Shadowlands for Lambs Players, On the 20th Century for Cygnet Theatre, The Perfect Arrangement and Buddy Holly for Intrepid Theatre, She designed last year's Lambs production of American Rhythm for which she received a Critics Circle, Craig Noel Nomination. Her work has achieved theater critics awards in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Other productions awarded for costume design include her original designs for The Wonderful World of Oz, A Servant Of Two Masters, The Light in the Piazza, Little Foxes, Joyful Noise, Metamorphosis, and two dozen other productions. Besides designing she currently teaches at San Diego Mesa College.


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