Special Performance of The Screwtape Letters Near San Francisco

The C.S. Lewis Society of California

cordially invites you to a special performance of

With a special post-show conversation with
Actor Max McLean and Director Jeffrey Fiske

Max McLean as His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape
With Karen Eleanor Wight as Toadpipe, Screwtape’s personal secretary

Adapted for the Stage by
Jeffrey Fiske and Max McLean

Directed by Jeffrey Fiske

C. S. Lewis’s brilliant, bestselling novel, The Screwtape Letters, explores the theme of spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. This funny, provocative and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation-critically acclaimed in New York; standing room only at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C.; and called the “most successful show in the history of the Chicago Mercury Theater” by the Chicago Tribune-will change the way you think about the problems in your everyday life.


Saturday, October 3, 2009
Performance: 8:00 p.m.
(Includes show plus special post-show program with Actor Max McLean and Director Jeffrey Fiske.)


Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4299
(Easy, plentiful parking in Locust Street Garage)
Map and directions here.

TICKETS (Tier 1 Seating): Order by 9/25 for Discounts
(Please be sure to reserve early as there is limited seating available):

$40 per person • SAVE 11% (Regular price: $45)

$35 per person SAVE 28% (C.S. Lewis Society Members): Click the “Join Now” button from the Tickets page, or go here.

Phone: 510-635-6892
Fax: 510-568-6040
Email: events@lewissociety.org
Online here.

Introduction: 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

“Phenomenal! Sizzling Entertainment. . . Wonderfully Clever. Sensational!” –Chicago Sun-Times

The Screwtape Letters is just about everything you want in a night at the theatre. . . . Thought-provoking, engaging, entertaining, intelligent, bitingly satirical and funny exploration of profound issues of right and wrong.” –NYTheatre.com

“Sly, funny, handsomely produced. . . . the fiendish reality the production conjures is colorful enough to appeal to theatergoers of any, or no, religious persuasion. The devil is an equal-opportunity entertainer.” –The Washington Post

“Fascinating and entertaining. . . . and true to themes of the book.” The Catholic Herald

“H-ll of a good time. . . . imaginative theatricality. . . . Wonderful performances.” New York Post

“Max McLean transforms C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters into gripping drama on the New York stage.” World Magazine

“Wickedly witty . . . it is one Hell of a good show! Lewis’s topsy-turvy exercises in inverted moral theology were made to be played with lip-smacking relish. McLean’s plummy, supercilious bass-baritone voice is ideally suited to Screwtape. . . . delightfully repulsive.”-The Wall Street Journal

“Cruel yet humorous senior devil Screwtape and his sidekick Toadpipe won the hearts of theatre-goers.” The Christian Post

“First-rate production. . . . Terribly entertaining. . . . Screwtape boils over with wit!” The Washington Times

“Pure genius! Full of crackling good prose. McLean dominates the stage . . . he is both charming and gruesome, which is exactly how theatergoers who are familiar with the book would want him to be. An outstanding piece of work.” –National Review

“A compelling new production. . . . Lewis’s insights into human nature still resonate. . . . Cleverly conveyed. . . . Sly, deceptively charming performance.” –Associated Press

“Genuinely funny. . . . An artistic success on all levels-costumes, acting, and set design are perfect.” –The Catholic Standard

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