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The Screwtape Letters (2018)

From 2 critic and 2 member reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Clever, Intense, Great acting, Intelligent

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. 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."


"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.” Full Review


"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." Full Review

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.

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.

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