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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.