East Texas Performing Arts, Inc. – Theatre, Music, and Education

Shadowlands FB

In the 1950s, the middle-aged bachelor, C. S. Lewis, is an Oxford University academic at Magdalen College and author of The Chronicles of Narnia series of children’s books. He meets the married American poet Joy Gresham on her visit to England. What begins as a formal meeting of two very different minds develops into a string connection and love. Lewis finds his quiet life disrupted by the outspoken, feisty Gresham, whose uninhibited behavior is a sharp contrast to the rigid sensibilities of the male-dominated university. Each provides the other with new ways of viewing the world. Their marriage is one of convenience, a platonic union designed to allow Gresham to remain in England. But when she is diagnosed with cancer, deeper feelings surface, and Lewis’ faith is tested. This production features Sara Whitaker as Joy Gresham and Eric Thomas as C.S. Lewis.

Performed at the Historic Jefferson Playhouse, corner of Market and Henderson Streets.
Tickets $20 – purchase online or at Marion County Chamber of Commerce, 115 N. Polk St.


2016 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards

October 13 through October 16 – Starting Thursday afternoon and going through Sunday evening!
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See schedule details – This is a work in progress.
Additions and changes will be posted as they are confirmed!

Bigger than last year! A full 4-day weekend, Thursday – Sunday

We are bringing top musicians from around the world to Jefferson, Texas! Musicians from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. 2016 is going to be an exciting show!

Call for advance ticketing – 925-497-3915





Dedicated to developing community appreciation for, and participation in, drama and musical arts by sponsoring amateur and professional presentations such as plays, musicals, concerts, festivals and to providing performing arts education opportunities to the general public.

East Texas Performing Arts, Inc. is a non-profit under the laws of the State of Texas and a federal 501c3 corporation.