The Screwtape Letters

Shakespeare Theatre Company - Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

C. S. Lewis' brilliant novel, The Screwtape Letters, explores the theme of spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. When first published in 1942, it brought immediate fame to a little known Oxford don whose field of study was medieval English literature. It's wit and wisdom have made it one of C. S. Lewis' most widely read and influential works. Fellowship for the Performing Arts has adapted and produced this best selling classic into a thoroughly engaging and entertaining ninety minute theatrical production. Set in a strikingly eerie, elegant and austere office in Hell, the play follows an ironic senior devil, Screwtape, who is equal parts charming intellectual, urbane psychologist, and cutthroat psychopath - and his secretary, Toadpipe, a creature who transforms instantly into recognizable figures with whimsical movement and wordless wit. The mission: To instruct a novice demon, Wormwood, on the fine art of tempting a young Christian away from "the Enemy" (Screwtape's name for God) and bring him safely down to the ravenous "our father below."

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