The Screwtape Letters to Play Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre

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Following a hit six-month run at Chicago's Mercury Theatre, The Screwtape Letters, a theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel, will begin performances at the Westside Theatre April 15.

The production will officially open May 3; tickets are currently on sale through July 4.

The novel was adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Fiske and Max McLean. McLean also stars; Karen Eleanor Wight is featured.

"In this inverted moral universe set in an office in hell," production notes state, "God is called the 'Enemy' and the devil is referred to as 'Our Father below.' . . . [McLean] creates a 'master of the universe' character, all too familiar to New Yorkers, whose rhetorical flourishes mesmerize while he persuades. At his feet is the creature-demon, Toadpipe, who transforms into the paragons of vice Screwtape conjures with a flick of his fingers."

McLean won the 2009 Jeff Award for Solo Performance for his work.

Scenic design is by Cameron Anderson, costumes are by Michael Bevins, lighting by Jesse Klug, and sound is by Bart Fasbender. Show times will be Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays at 2 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets range in price from $20 to $95. There are a limited number of $20 student rush tickets that can be purchased day of each performance at the box office. A valid Student ID must be presented. To purchase tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

Westside Theatre is located in Manhattan at 407 West 43rd Street.

For more information visit www.screwtapeonstage.com.

Max McLean and Karen Eleanor Wight in <i>The Screwtape Letters</i>
Max McLean and Karen Eleanor Wight in The Screwtape Letters
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