Monday, January 17, 2011

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Who has heard of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis? My husband, mother, father, brother and I had the opportunity to see the play in Glendale, CA this past Saturday. There was a whole group of us from our church that had the chance to go.

The play is a 2 person  act, one being "Screwtape" and the other "Toadpipe" which is his secretary. The play is set in an office in hell, where Screwtape (which is Satan's Abysmal Sublimity, also known as his chief psychiatrist) entices a human "patient" toward damnation. He uses his nephew, Woodworm, (who is a 'jr. tempter') to try to "steer" this human toward evil and damnation.

As the play goes on, we see (through the letters that are written by Screwtape) that their "patient" has become a Christian, and yet Screwtape still tries to put "evil" and "immoral" situations in the way of their patient.
This plays shows the spiritual  warfare from a demon's point of view, something we don't always think about.
I mean, I know what spiritual warfare is, but to see an actual play that shows it from a demon's point of view was just eye-opening!
Satan is in fact, cunning, sly, and makes the road to hell, "soft and gentle".

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy..." John 10:10

All in all, it was theatrical, true and entertaining. If you do not get a chance to see the play, read the book or hear it on audio-CD. It was ingenious for C.S. Lewis to think of a morally inverted universe and the way human souls are "hell's primary source of food".
My husband and my family all had a good time with friends and I highly recommend it to everyone! Although it is recommended to those who are in Jr. High and older. 


  1. So great that you had a chance to go see this. We would have loved to have gone. :) A night out is always great huh?

  2. I LOVE night out's! esp when we don't have Brooklynn! lol. You know what I mean! :)