Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Screwtape on Stage

My Dear Wormwood,
I note with grave displeasure that your patient has become a Christian. Do not indulge the hope that you will escape the usual penalties. In the meantime there is no need to despair; hundreds of these adult converts have been reclaimed after a brief sojourn in the Enemy's camp and are now with us. One of the great allies at present is the Church itself.
Your affectionate uncle,
Under Secretary
Department of Temptation

C. S. Lewis's creative work The Screwtape Letters, a collection of correspondence from an experienced demon to his novice nephew, is now being performed as a two-person production in New York. I saw an ad this afternoon in the new issue of Christianity Today which caught my eye. The show is produced by the Fellowship for the Performing Arts, which has in the past produced dramas based on Genesis and the gospel of Mark. Looks intriguing!


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