The C.S. Lewis classic work, The Screwtape Letters, comes to a stage near you (hopefully). The Screwtape Letters is a collection of letters written by a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, who happens to be in training. But what can you expect from a one man (speaking part) performance? Well, be prepared to be swept away, as I was. Audiences of all kinds, from the secular media and non-believers to Christians, are all raving about The Screwtape Letters. The brilliant adaptation of Lewis’s classic work brought to life by The Fellowship for the Performing Arts is one wild ride.
Screwtape’s letters are meant to train the young demon to move people away from realizing God, but they do more than that illuminating the incredible wretchedness that slowly creeps into the human experience to move us slowly into complacency and enchantment with the merely temporal realities. It is one diabolical insight into the nature of the human psyche. Max McLean is eerily good, perhaps a little too good, at bringing Screwtape to life. It is truly a performance you will not forget. But don’t take my word for it. Here are what the critics are saying: (more…)