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The Screwtape Letters

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Closed January 9, 2011

WICKEDLY WITTY...it is, if I may say so, ONE HELL OF A GOOD SHOW! Lewis' topsy-turvy exercises in inverted moral theology were made to be played with lip-smacking relish!

Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

Why See The Screwtape Letters?

A smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.

The play follows the clever scheming a high level demon employs to entice a human toward damnation. In this inverted moral universe set in an office in hell, God is called the "Enemy" and the devil is referred to as "Our Father below." The stakes are high as human souls are the demon's primary source of food.

As His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, Max McLean, creates a "master of the universe" character, all too familiar to New Yorkers, whose rhetorical flourishes mesmerize while he allures.

At his feet is the creature-demon, Toadpipe, who transforms into the paragons of vice Screwtape conjures with a flick of Screwtape's fingers. The actors' combined skills wheedle their unsuspecting soul down the "soft, gentle path to Hell."

Opened 1st May 2010
Closes 9th January 2011

Audience: The Screwtape Letters is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards

Run time : 80 minutes with no intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 4 pm 3 pm
Evening 8 pm - - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7 pm



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Opening night: 8 August 2010

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Sarah G.: “Absolutely Entertaining!”

This production is unlike any other sort of theater I have ever experienced.... more

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