Stage Adaptation of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Touring Now

The Screwtape Letters, the classic apologetics book written by C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia, was first published in 1942 and has thrilled and informed readers for decades. The satirical novel which is comprised of letters from a senior demon to his nephew has spawned numerous sequels by other writers and has been adapted into comic book form, a full-cast audio drama, and as a stage play for the first time in 1961.

Screwtape and his underling, Toadpipe
Image Credit: Jeremy Daniels

The latest adaptation for live theatre is now touring the United States presented by the Fellowship for Performing Arts and stars Brent Harris as the demon mentor, Screwtape. Harris, who recently portrayed the role of Scar in the National Tour of Disney's The Lion King, brings the character of Screwtape to life in a performance that has been described as "mesmerizing", "powerful", and "bewitching".

This 90-minute stage adaptation, written by Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske, is hitting select cities across America throughout 2019. Visit the FPA website to see the full list of cities and to grab your tickets. The Bookworm Banquet hosts, JD and Nicole, will be attending the Phoenix performance and will be sharing their review on the podcast, so stay tuned.

J.D. Sutter

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