Photo courtesy of Fellowship for the Performing Arts
February 5–7 — 8 p.m.
Rodeheaver Auditorium – Seating Chart
“Very smart . . . richly rewarding . . . exuberant theatricality!” Chicago Tribune
“A none-too-subtle allegory on behalf of Christianity . . . manages to be both engrossing and entertaining largely due to McLean’s silky, viperish performance . . . loaded with clever commentary on human foibles.” The Boston Globe
Piercingly insightful, witty, thought-provoking—Max McLean’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ brilliant novel The Screwtape Letters will change the way you view the influences of everyday life.
A Conversation with the Devil
The presentation follows a senior demon named Screwtape (played by Max McLean) as he mentors his nephew Wormwood through a series of letters. Screwtape’s mentorship seeks to assist the junior demon in securing the eternal condemnation of a human soul, referred to as Wormwood’s “patient.”
“Along with The Chronicles of Narnia, The Great Divorce and Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters is still one of Lewis’ most popular and influential works,” according to www.screwtapeonstage.com. “The book’s success is due to its piercing insight into human nature and the lucid and humorous way Lewis makes his readers squirm in self recognition.”
The Screwtape Letters is both captivating and convicting, challenging the believer to “be ready always to give an answer to every man,” and persuading the non-believer that putting faith in God makes logical sense.
“The Screwtape Letters is a perfect cultural fit for Bob Jones University because of the content of the dramatic material,” Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication says. “It really makes you think about the spiritual warfare that is raging around us.”
Fellowship for the Performing Arts—Max McLean
Fellowship for the Performing Arts will be presenting The Screwtape Letters in Rodeheaver Auditorium February 5–7 at 8 p.m. Max McLean, well-known narrator of the Listener’s Bible, actor, and president and founder of Fellowship for the Performing Arts, will play the lead role of Screwtape. The national tour is widely popular and has performed all over the U.S., selling out in most cities.