The Screwtape Letters

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Screwtape Letters, which runs 90 minutes without intermission, is set in an office in hell. The engaging play follows a senior devil, Screwtape, played by award winning actor Max McLean, and his secretary, Toadpipe, played by Karen Eleanor Wight, as they train an apprentice demon, Wormwood, on how to "undermine faith and prevent the formation of virtues" in a young man who has just converted to Christianity. As Screwtape ridicules Wormwood and devilishly dictates his letters to Toadpipe, the fantastical creature transforms into laughingly recognizable figures with whimsical movement and wordless wit.

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