Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

The smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, returns to New York City due to popular demand.

“The devil has rarely been given his due more perceptively!” The New York Times

The Screwtape Letters creates a topsy-turvy morally inverted universe set in an eerily stylish office in hell. Here 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. Together they train an apprentice demon, Wormwood, on the fine art of seducing an unsuspecting human “patient” down the “soft, gentle path to hell.”

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