The Screwtape Letters Polk Theater October 15 16, 2015

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Tennessee Performing Arts Center says
"The Screwtape Letters," based C. S. Lewis' brilliant novel, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. A sold out hit in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., this funny, provocative, and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation will change the way you think about how demons influence your everyday life.

Set in an eerily stylish office in Hell, the play follows the clever scheming of Screwtape, one of Satan's Senior Tempters. He advises his nephew, a Junior Tempter, on enticing a human 'patient' toward damnation. In this topsy-turvy, morally inverted universe, God is the “Enemy” and the Devil is “Our Father below.” The stakes are high as human souls are hell's primary source of food. Screwtape creates a “master of the universe” character who mesmerizes the audience as he lures his unsuspecting 'patient' down the “soft, gentle path to Hell.”

“The Screwtape Letters” is still one of Lewis’ most popular and influential works. The book's success is due to its piercing insight into human nature and the lucid and humorous way Lewis makes his readers squirm in self recognition.

This production is produced by the Fellowship for Performing Arts, which produces theatre from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience. Based in New York City and founded in 1992 by Max McLean, FPA creates thought-provoking, conversation-starting theatre staged in major performing arts venues across the country. “The Screwtape Letters” – seen by over 400,000 people nationwide – is now in its fifth year.

Adapted and directed by Jeff Fiske & Max McLean, scenic design is by Cameron Anderson, costumes are by Michael Bevins, lighting by Jesse Klug and sound is by John Gromada. The performance is appropriate for ages 13 and up; children under 4 will not be admitted into the theater.

http://www.screwtapeonstage.com
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By: Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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