Screwtape Letters Returns to the New York Stage Oct. 18

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C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters makes its return to the New York stage Oct. 18 as previews begin at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clements.

After a successful extended run in 2006, The Screwtape Letters returns with Karen Eleanor Wight, and original cast member Max McLean reprising his role. Jeffrey Fiske, who adapted the novel for the stage, directs the latest and larger production.

"Set in an office in hell," press notes state, "The Screwtape Letters "follows a senior devil, Screwtape, and his secretary, Toadpipe, as they train a new apprentice, Wormwood, on how to 'undermine faith and prevent the formation of virtues' in a young man who has just converted to Christianity. Wormwood wants to lead him into committing 'spectacular sins,' but Screwtape knows that the 'safest road to hell is the gradual one. Will Screwtape keep this man away from 'the Enemy' (Screwtape's name for God) and bring him safely down to his ravenous 'father below?'"

The creative team for The Screwtape Letters includes Cameron Anderson (scenic design), Michael Bevins (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design) and Bart Fasbender (sound design).

The Screwtape Letters officially opens at the Theatre at St. Clements Nov. 8 and will run through Dec. 9. Tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com

The Theatre at St. Clements is located at 423 West 46th Street in Manhattan.

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