New York-based theatre company, Fellowship for Performing Arts, has announced its 2016-17 season at the Pearl Theatre Off-Broadway. The line-up is made up of two plays, including Martin Luther on Trial and the return of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
Jeffrey Fiske and Max McLean’s Screwtape Letters will return to the Pearl stage for a limited New York run November 15-27. Based on C.S. Lewis’ novel about spiritual warfare, the stage adaptation is set in a stylish office in Hell and follows the scheming of one of Satan’s employees.
Following a workshop presentation earlier this year, FPA is also set to stage a full production of Martin Luther on Trial, by Chris Cragin-Day and McLean, this winter. Michael Parva will direct.
The new play places Luther before a witness panel that includes Martin Luther King Jr., Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul and Pope Franis. “As 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate,” read FPA production notes. Performances will run December 2-January 29, 2017.
Founded in 1992 by McLean, FPA produces theatre from a Christian worldview. For more information visit FPATheatre.com.