Trevecca Nazarene University

Drama department presents Shadowlands

"God loves us, so He makes us the gift of suffering. Through suffering, we release our hold on the toys of this world, and know our true good lies in another world. ìWe are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of His chisel, which hurt us so much, are what make us perfect. The suffering in the world is not the failure of God's love for us; it is that love in action. For believe me, this world that seems to us so substantial is no more than the shadowlands. Real life has not begun yet." C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands Trevecca's Department of Communication Studies proudly presents its final theatre production of the 2003-2004 season at Trevecca--the award-winning play Shadowlands by William Nicholson. Although the play tells the true story of the last years of C. S. Lewis's life and his marriage to Joy, a refreshingly outspoken American, the heart of the play focuses on the transforming relationship that is possible with God and how persons can experience His unfailing grace and peace during the darkest times of unresolved pain and sorrow. This production promises to be one of the most meaningful theatre performances at Trevecca in recent years. It is one that drama lovers must not miss. It is directed by Brian Niece, former artistic director of the People's Branch Theatre in Nashville, an alum of Trevecca's theatre and English programs, and a current student in the graduate religion program. Performances feature both Trevecca students and facultyóProfessors Jeff Frame and Doug Lepter. Many churches have already reserved seats for Sunday school classes and small ministry groups at the special group ticket rate. All church groups are invited to consider attending this production. To purchase tickets or to obtain more information, please call 615-248-1370 or 615-248-1429. (3/16/04)