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The Screwtape Letters

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent

About the show

FPA Theatre presents a return engagement of this theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel of the same name. More…

Set in an eerily stylish office in Hell, "Screwtape Letters" chronicles the scheming of one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on Earth. In this topsy-turvy, morally inverted universe, God is the "Enemy" and the Devil is "Our Father below."


Member Reviews (24)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent
77
Avg Score

75
Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever, Refreshing

See it if A very good story that is well acted and directed. Nice set.

Don't see it if If you do not like cs lewis or would like a bigger production.

72
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you're interested in what lies beneath the surface - motivations and the forces (overt and subtle) of good vs. evil from a dark perspective

Don't see it if you're in the mood for light, fluffy theater or a large scale production or cast

69
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like the writings of C.S. Lewis on Christianity.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear about religion.

81
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if Like thought provoking subject. Fine presentation

Don't see it if na

78
Slow, Thought-provoking, Clever, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of cs lewis and the book.

Don't see it if you dont like cs lewis books

84
Clever, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you love Lewis and his clever way of seeing the world thru the devil's eyes. The 2nd half is stronger than first.

Don't see it if you're concerned about intensity & what is primarily a solo play. The 2nd character is a mime who really lightens the storytelling.

90
Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound

See it if You love C. S. Lewis.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following English from mid-1900's England.

60
Clever, Confusing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are fan of CS Lewis and the classic, or interested in religious thought

Don't see it if You can't stand being spoken at for so ling, even if there's some distractions.

62
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Ambitious, Insipid

See it if You read the book and really really love C.S.Lewis and enjoy one man plays

Don't see it if You're bored easily, haven't read the book hate one man plays.

86
Ambitious, Great writing, Epic, Enchanting

See it if You're a fan of C.S. Lewis, or simply a fan of thought-provoking theatre!

Don't see it if You're easily offended by a daring story.

For a previous production
75
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you like moral dilemas being discussed in an intelligent and sometimes funny way.

Don't see it if you want to steer away from any issues regarding religion.

For a previous production
86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of C.S. Lewis's work, enjoy works that present the devil in satirical form (ie. Damn Yankees), are a serious Christian

Don't see it if things about hell and the devil either turn you off or scare you, you don't appreciate clever satire, C.S. Lewis bores you

For a previous production
80
Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Devilish humor

See it if you ever thought that the devil had his work cut out with humans

Don't see it if you upset by multiple references to God and the devil

For a previous production
100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you want to experience a wickedly good tale that has thought provoking ramifications. It is funny and worthwhile.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about deep things and laugh at the same time.

For a previous production
88
Ambitious, Original, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of The Screwtape Letters (book). You want an amusing night of good theater. It's so creative how they fleshed out Toadpipe!

Don't see it if you could care less about religion and those who practice it. (I'm an atheist, but I loved this play.) You don't like one-man shows.

For a previous production
90
Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see a thought-provoking show that is very entertaining. You will leave thinking about life in a different way.

Don't see it if want a straight forward comedy with the lowest level of humor.

For a previous production
81
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Profound

See it if You enjoy intense acting by a great actor. This one has to carry the burden of playing a malicious character without boring the audience.

Don't see it if You prefer ensemble acting. Watching a lone person (with the occasional entry of mute performers) can be enervating for some audiences.

For a previous production
77
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Delightful

See it if You love Shakespeare!!!

Don't see it if You can't understand the works of Shakespeare!

For a previous production
73
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if C.s. Lewis's writing

Don't see it if You want a light play

For a previous production
78
Enchanting, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you enjoy C. S. Lewis's writings and appreciate pondering the moral consequences of each life choice

Don't see it if moral quandries and intellectual dialogue is not your thing

For a previous production
72
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You read the play, or love great dialogue and story telling. It is a great story, and has a strong faith morale of the story

Don't see it if You want action. Manly dialogue.

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a show filled with true message and a thought provoking script. The show will make you think more about your own life and heart.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy religiously based shows. Shows that don't have much change in scenery and character.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you've read C.S. Lewis' works, if you appreciate a masterful onstage interpretation of a literary classic, if you like to think.

Don't see it if you're afraid to laugh at the devil's henchmen...

For a previous production
75
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy thoughtful ideology and a bravura performance by a dynamic actor.

Don't see it if You're looking for easy escapism.


November 25th, 2016
"This intellectual source material could make for a ponderous stage production, but the show is terrific–animated and engaging. In place of dramatic tension it serves up a thick irony...McLean gives a brilliant performance as 'His Abysmal Sublimity' Screwtape. In lesser hands the role would be de...
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June 11th, 2010
for a previous production "As satirical and clever as it is, 'The Screwtape Letters' is a sermon at heart, and sermons are rarely the stuff of riveting drama. The humor of this stage adaptation is mostly cerebral, and a large part of what makes it successful is an energetic performance by Mr. McLean that brings some sembl...
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December 23rd, 2012
for a previous production "McLean’s portrayal can’t help but charm an audience…Yet McLean’s acting cannot fully divert an audience from the repetitive nature of the 90-minute piece, as Screwtape dictates letter after letter. With co-director Jeffrey Fiske, McLean has invented ways to add theatricality and diversion to the...
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January 14th, 2016
for a previous production "The ideas are supple and surprising ones…Harris makes a meal of the text, visibly savoring every juicy word and ripe irony…'The Screwtape Letters' cannot be considered a complete success…McLean, who directed, has done just about everything possible to keep things lively…However, none of these to...
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