Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily at 4:00 PM until from March 26, 2011 until March 27, 2011
Location: The Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, will be presented at The Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, in a limited engagement on Saturday, March 26 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m.Return to event list.
This engagement at the Knight Theatre follows its hit nine month run at the Westside Theatre in New York where THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS played over 300 performances! Prior to that, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS was a sold out hit in Chicago and Washington D. C.
Associated Press calls the production “Devilishly funny!” The Chicago Sun-Times hails THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS as “Smart, sizzling entertainment!” and National Review describes it is “Pure genius…an outstanding piece of work!”
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS runs 90 minutes without intermission. In this topsy turvy morally inverted universe set in an eerily stylish office in hell, 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, played by award winning actor Max McLean, and his creature-demon secretary Toadpipe, as they train an apprentice demon, Wormwood, on the fine art of seducing an unsuspecting human “patient” down the “soft, gentle path to hell.”
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.