GC REVIEW: The Screwtape Letters

GC REVIEW: The Screwtape Letters


The Screwtape Letters

Adapted by Jeffrey Fiske and Max McLean

Directed by Jeffrey Fiske


I have no intention of explaining how the correspondence, which I now offer to the public, fell into my hands.

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.

Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar. Not everything that Screwtape says should be assumed to be true, even from his own angle.

There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth.

C.S. Lewis

July 5, 1941


By Rhonda Ridley

As a fan of C.S.Lewis, I was on edge with anticipation to see “The Screwtape Letters.” I’ve never read the book, but every author that I highly respect tends to quote him quite often. One thing is certain though, whether you take the perspective of Screwtape literally or generally, you will leave the theater thinking quite differently about your Christian walk in relation to sin.

There’s a power behind the writing of C.S. Lewis that, for me, brings his words to life. I become envious of the language of that time because is speaks so smothly, swiftly and effectively into my heart. Every aspect of life juxtaposed to the Christian walk, becomes a beautiful canvass for C.S. Lewis and “The Screwtape Letters” is no different.

This play is simply “Remarkable, Brilliant, thought provoking and highly intense.”

Concentrated on a young Christian soldier at war, only known as, The Patient,  high ranking demon Screwtape (Max McLean),is passionately advising his nephew Wormwood, a lower demon on how to step this young man over to the side of sin in the most tempting yet effective way. His desire is to lull the patient away from God, known here as the enemy.


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