The Screwtape Letters

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Portland'5 Centers for the Arts says
C.S. Lewis' brilliant novel The Screwtape Letters, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. A sold-out hit in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C., this funny, provocative, and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation, starring Brent Harris, will change the way you think about how demons and angels influence your everyday life.

The Screwtape Letters creates a topsy-turvy morally inverted universe set in an eerily stylish office in hell, where God is called the “Enemy” and the devil is referred to as “Our Father below.” The play follows His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, Satan’s top psychiatrist (due to his profound understanding of human nature), and his slavish creature-demon Toadpipe, as they train an apprentice demon, Wormwood, on how to ruin the life and damn the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth.

Along with The Chronicles of Narnia (including The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), The Great Divorce and Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters is still one of Lewis’ most popular and influential works. The book's piercing insight into human nature and the lucid and humorous way Lewis makes his readers squirm in self-recognition made it an immediate success. When first published in 1942 it brought worldwide fame to this little-known Oxford don including the cover of Time Magazine.

The Screwtape Letters is produced by New York City based Fellowship for Performing Arts. Max McLean serves as Artistic Director. Executive Producer and General Manager is Ken Denison of Aruba Productions. Scenic Design is by Cameron Anderson, Costumes by Michael Bevins, Lighting Design by Jesse Klug, and Original Music and Sound Design by John Gromada.

“The Devil has Rarely been Given his Due More Perceptively and Eruditely.” –The New York Times
“Wickedly Witty…One hell of a Good Show!”–Wall Street Journal
“Smart, Sizzling Entertainment!”–Chicago Sun-Times

Screwtape Letters Website

The performance is appropriate for ages 13 and up; children under 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

TICKET INFORMATION

$59.50/$49.50/$39.50
$12.50 student rush ticket (day of show with ID at the Portland'5 Box Office | 1111 SW Broadway Ave. | M-SA 10am-5pm)
Service charges apply.

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By: Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

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