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Screwtape Returns!

FPA’s hit play C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters returns to the stage in 2023 in select cities from August through December.

“After a three-year hiatus, we felt it was time to bring back His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape,” said FPA Founder and Artistic Director Max McLean. “I believe audiences will find Lewis’ insights on spiritual warfare from a devil’s-eye view as relevant today as they were when the book that inspired the play was published in 1942 during World War II.”

The tour schedule is being firmed up now. So, visit FPAtheatre.com for the most up-to-date information on cities, dates and times.

The Screwtape Letters takes place in a topsy-turvy world where Screwtape, a senior tempter in hell, schools his nephew on the finer points of luring a mortal on earth away from God (The Enemy) and into the arms of “Our Father Below.”

“After a three-year hiatus, we felt it was time to bring back His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape.”

Max adapted the book into an 80-minute theatrical work that had its first production in New York City in 2006. It subsequently enjoyed a nine-month, 300-performance run at the Westside Theatre in New York’s theatre district. 

Audiences and critics alike praised the show and Max’s performance as Screwtape.

“Clever and Satirical”
New York Times

“Pure Genius”
National Review

“A Profound Experience”
Christianity Today

“One Hell of a Good Show”
The Wall Street Journal

Following that New York run, Screwtape has toured nationally multiple time and had a six week run at the Park Theatre in London in 2016-17.

While Max will be in Oxford, England, during the tour filming the two films that complete FPA’s cinematic trilogy on Lewis’ life, we remain committed to producing theatre from a Christian worldview.

The support of our Fellowship Circle makes all of this possible.

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