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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Begins Tonight at The Pearl Theatre

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Fellowship For Performing Arts (FPA) (Artistic Director Max McLean) is proud to present the New York return of THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, which begins performances tonight as the second show in FPA's inaugural 2015/2016 New York season at The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). Based on the novel by C.S. Lewis and adapted for the stage by FPA Founder and Artistic Director Max McLean and Jeff Fiske, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS will officially open on Wednesday, January 13 for a strictly limited run through Sunday, January 24.

The cast will feature BRENT HARRIS (The Lion King National Tour) in the role of Screwtape; and KAREN ELEANOR WIGHT (Peter Pan National Tour), MARISSA MOLNAR (Clown Play) and SHILOH GOODIN (Babes in Toyland) alternating in the role of Toadpipe.

A smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS follows the clever scheming of one of Satan's senior tempters, Screwtape. Set in an eerily stylish office in hell, Screwtape advises his nephew, a junior tempter, on enticing a human "patient" toward damnation. In this topsy-turvy, morally inverted universe, God is the "Enemy" and the Devil is "Our Father Below." The stakes are high as human souls are hell's primary source of food.

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS will feature direction by co-adaptor Max McLean, scenic design by Cameron Anderson (The Language of Trees), lighting design by Jesse Klug (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), costume design by Michael Bevins (Sidd), as well as original music and sound design by John Gromada (The Best Man). Aruba Productions will serve as general manager, and Ken Dension as executive producer.

Fellowship For Performing Arts will present four plays in New York City in the 2015/2016 season, including a workshop production of FPA's first wholly original play, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL, written by Chris Cragin-Day and McLean, and directed by Michael Parva (Irena's Vow); and a developmental production of C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT, adapted from the letters and writings of C.S. Lewis and performed by Max McLean.

Tickets for all productions are now on sale and available at $49, $79 and $95. To purchase tickets, please visit www.FPAtheatre.com or call 212-563-9261.


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