The Screwtape Letters Opens Off-Broadway May 10

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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, officially opens at the Westside Theatre May 10 following previews that began April 15.

Tickets are currently on sale through Sept. 5.

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 and lighting by Jesse Klug. Original music and sound design are by John Gromada. Show times are 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 the day of each performance at the box office. A valid Student ID must be presented. To purchase tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit

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

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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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