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C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters" Launches as Production

( [email protected] ) Jun 11, 2004 11:27 PM EDT

In commemoration of their 18th anniversary, The Saltmine Theatre Company is reviving their precious sell-out tour of “The Screwtape Letters” in the months of June and July 2004. The company assembled in 1985 and has been performing sketches in full-scale productions and have endured much success in a number of different venues and countries.

Set during World War 2, Lewis’ novel is about the thirty one letters (The Screwtape Letters), that Screwtape sends his nephew, Wormwood, Screwtapes’ minion in devilish works. Each letter deals with different aspects of the hardships and struggles of the human soul and how the devil tempts that soul away from goodness and towards evilness from the smallest to the largest scale. They show how can evil creep into the everyday life of a Christian if they are not careful.

Much of the company production works have been drawing from C.S Lewis’ past works, “The Great Divorce” and “The Screwtape Letters” as well as their own adaptations of “The Hiding Place” and “The Cross and the Switchblade”.

Even posthumously, C.S. Lewis’ works of Christian literature remain in readers’ hearts. Controversy still hovers over Lewis’ work “The Screwtape Letters,” written from the perspective of a devil that gives advice to another devil in how to tempt a Christian and revealed the evil that is prone to come into lives of believers.