Skip to comments.Review: ‘The Screwtape Letters’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre
Posted on 02/22/2019 10:54:32 PM PST by BlackVeil
When the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil comes on the pre-show soundtrack, its a tipoff that C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters is going to be a diabolically delightful evening of theater and infernally amusing. The script is deftly adapted for the stage by Max McLean (who also directs) and Jeffrey Fiske from Lewis popular epistolary novel wherein the moral universe is turned upside down: God is The Enemy and the Devil-in-chief is Our Father.
The Screwtape Letters is obliquely a story about the vicissitudes of faith and the joke is that its set in Hell, where Screwtape is a mid-level devil who trains youthful lucifers. ...
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Had the pleasure of seeing Max McLean perform it twice and meeting with him for a dinner as well with other supporters of the production. A blessing.
I’ve attended and greatly enjoyed a performance of another production by the same company that is mentioned in the article, C.S. Lewis - The Most Reluctant Convert. I would greatly enjoy a performance of Screwtape, especially with the staging described in the article. My wife and I listened to an audio performance of the book a few years ago during a long road trip. The miles truly flew by with our involvement with the book and discussing the time in which Lewis wrote the book which is reflected by the settings and circumstances of the interaction with the Patient.
Loved Lewiss book. Intriguing and thought provoking
Oh that sounds wonderful. I’m jealous ... grin!
Looks fantastic. Sadly the show is already over.
Wouldnt it be wonderful if this play was filmed for tv?
Darn! We have tickets tonight locally and have been sick all week. Have decided to allow someone else to sit in our seats - we think we’d get kicked out for coughing too much. (I wouldn’t want to sit next to us either.) Been wanting to see this for years! they’ll be back...
The book is great!
Sounds like fun. A little too far for me, unfortunately.
Had the pleasure of seeing this when it was showing several years ago in Raleigh NC. Fantastic and great representation of the book! The book is terrifying. Not because of anything graphic or horrific, but because the techniques of the demon to seduce people are so easy to connect to our our daily lives. Makes you paranoid about every decision you make.
The MSM as a organ of the satanic state would not want to show this.
Yet how about a video showing different operational sections of the devil's sphere, including political tactics for fostering the demonic victim-entitlement mentality by which, like the like the devil, souls are seduced into being envious of others and demanding as a right that which they did not merit, nor as a result of mercy and grace. Or to harbor resentment actual injustices (incited by the devil) but promote the likes of Communism as the solution.
And by which the proxy servants of the devil present themselves as savior and obtain power. But who reduces all except the "saviors" and friends to increasing dependence upon them and subjugation to the same, as a form of worship.
Then you could have a list of some organs of the satanic state. Let's see from HuffPo to Putin, etc.
Like tactics used by liberals.
I just received an e-mail notification of this production of
Screwtape coming on a swing through Houston, Tulsa, and other “flyover” points. I’m now the holder of 4 tickets for 3/31 in Tulsa and looking forward to it! Thanks for the thread that kept me aware of the new production being on the road.
It’s coming to Kansas City in April. Already have my tickets.
It would be fantastic. I wish that they had lively, literary, material like that on tv.
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