CS Lewis: Screwtape Letters
July 18, 2020190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
The Screwtape Letters creates a topsy-turvy, morally-inverted universe set in an eerily stylish office in hell, where God is the "Enemy" and the devil is "Our Father below." The play follows His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, Satan's senior tempter, and his slavish creature-demon Toadpipe, as they train an apprentice demon on how to ruin the life and damn the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth.
The New York Times called The Screwtape Letters, "Clever and Satirical . . . Humorous and Lively." The New Yorker found it a "Fine, Funny, Thoughtful Production." The Associated Press said it is "Devilishly funny!" The Boston Globe called it, "Engrossing and Entertaining!" and The Chicago Tribune said The Screwtape Letters is "Very smart...richly rewarding...with exuberant theatricality!"
The Screwtape Letters continues its 2020 national tour after a hit-making run in New York. The production has been seen by more than 500,000 people across the country and in London.