Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shadowlands (Redtwist Theatre) - 11/6/08

"Shadowlands" by William Nicholson tells the love story that develops between C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham. It's well-written tear jerker of a play that is unfortunately being given a shaky revival by Redtwist Theatre. Redtwist regulars Brian Parry (who was wonderful in the theatre company's excellent "Equus" a few seasons back) and Jacqueline Grandt as Lewis and Gresham, respectively, fail to convey the characters' inner struggles, which is the tension that the play is based on. Additionally, much of the design elements (sets, costumes, sound) need to be spruced up.

Rating: *1/2 (out of *****)

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