The Screwtape Letters (2018)
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The Screwtape Letters (2018)
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The Screwtape Letters (2018) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious

About the Show

FPA Theatre presents a return engagement of this theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel of the same name. See reviews of FPA's last staging (with a different cast) here.

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35 Reviews | 7 Followers
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Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Appreciate theatre that deals with religious themes in unusual and provocative ways.

Don't see it if you don't like lots of language. Very intense. Ideas are sometimes hard to follow.

14 Reviews | 1 Follower
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Exquisite, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if You read C.S. Lewis, are prepared to be challenged mentally, or you want to see fantastic nearly solo acting! Brent Harris is masterful.

Don't see it if You have younger children- it deals with themes are not suitable for them. It challenges the viewer; not for those looking a light night out

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
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Edgy, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like the Narnia books for something completely different from CS Lewis.

Don't see it if you're skittish about hell and its inner workings.

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
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Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy thinking about deep questions while being entertained. Lewis explored questions of morality, which has been brought to the stage i

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is not your show.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
December 21st, 2018

"Some novels are more stage-worthy than others, and C.S. Lewis's 'The Screwtape Letters' is not among those that are. As adapted for the stage by Max McLean--who also directs the production with a flair for the grotesque--and Jeffrey Fiske, C.S. Lewis' 'The Screwtape Letters' is an unfortunate jumble of gibberish and gobbledygook, told at breakneck speed by Brent Harris, who is playing His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape."
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December 21st, 2018

"It actually makes for a fun evening. ‘Screwtape’ is deliciously evil...One of the more interesting, if uneasy things about ‘Screwtape’ is that for a while it actually gets you to root for the devil...Finally, while this is a serious play at heart, there are lots of humorous moments.”
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