Auditions for
by William Nicholson

Directed by Dan Schock

Sunday, February 25th from 2 pm to 5 pm
Monday, February 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm
Callbacks (if needed) Tuesday, February 27th from 6 pm to 10 pm
(Production Dates: May 3-18, 2024).

Coal Creek Theater of Louisville at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave. in Louisville, CO.

This West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis - Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters - and American poet Joy Davidman. Jack Lewis is smug in his convictions about God and His plan for the world until Joy and her young son enter his life and the bewildered theoretician of love in the abstract finally confronts its direct presence.

There will be cold readings of the script. No need to prepare anything. This is an open call.
Note that ALL roles are available, none are pre-cast.

**British accents for characters other than Joy Gresham and Douglas will be used in the production and are encouraged for the audition.

Character Descriptions: 

C.S. “Jack” Lewis - 
Male, late 40’s to early 60’s
British professor at Oxford University, and noted author of, among others, The Chronicles of Narnia. He is a confirmed bachelor with a big and brash personality who loves to debate all topics, including his personal faith in God.
Joy Gresham - Female, 30’s to early 40’s
An American woman who is brash for her times and smart enough to go toe to toe with Jack in a debate on any topic.
Major Warnie Lewis - Male, 40’s to 60’s
Jack’s older brother and housemate, who is also a confirmed bachelor having shared Jack’s life and family home for years. He is quiet, unassuming, and always there for Jack.
Christopher Riley – Male, 40’s to 60’s
A colleague of Jack’s at Oxford and a devout atheist. He can be arrogant and more than a bit sarcastic.
“Harry” Harrington – Male, 40’s to 60’s 
Chaplain at Oxford who is part of Jack’s inner circle, and with whom Jack exchanges ideas about his faith.
Douglas – Male, 8 – 12 
Gresham’s son. He is a gentle, cheerful, quiet, loving and well-mannered boy. A huge admirer of Jack’s Narnia stories, he has a big imagination and is capable of deep emotion.
Other roles available that will not be auditioned for include*:
Alan Gregg/Doctor
Priest/Waiter/Dr. Maurice Oakley/Clerk

*When filling out the audition form at your audition please indicate if you would be interested in being cast in these combined roles.


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Director Dan Schock at [email protected] for more information. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, origin, religion, sex or orientation, gender expression, age, physicality or ability. We encourage diversity.

No Stipend. We are all volunteers.

"Shadowlands” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO. It is an all-volunteer company that will be starting its 35th Season. CCTL is sponsored, in part, by the City of Louisville.      

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