Reviewed by alansshows on Nov 7, 2010
Opened May 3, 2010
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Screwtape Letters is the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.
The Screwtape Letters was a hit at Chicago's Mercury Theatre where it ran for six months. It was also a success at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. where it played for ten sold out weeks. This fall it embarked on a national tour delighting capacity houses in San Francisco, Phoenix, Louisville, Chattanooga, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston and Austin.
Critics described The Screwtape Letters as "Sizzling entertainment...wonderfully clever...the intellectual temperature surely has shot up!!" (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times).
"Very smart...richly rewarding…exuberant theatricality!" (Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune)
"A first rate production...terribly entertaining...Screwtape boils over with wit!" (Jayne Blanchard, The Washington Times)
"Sly, funny, handsomely produced," (Celia Wren, Washington Post)
"Pure genius...an outstanding piece of work," (John J. Miller, National Review).