Discounted tickets for Screwtape Letters starring Max McLean; 2 ticket giveaway at LifeWay Campus Store

Communications Staff — November 4, 2009

A discount special of $10 off the purchase of two tickets to the production of C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters” at Brown Theatre, Nov. 6 and 7, is now being offered as well as a limited number of $20 student tickets for Southern Seminary students.

The $10 discount offer of two tickets is available by calling the Brown Theatre box office at 502-584-7777 and mentioning the code: EKLB.1 This offer is subject to availability and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. To obtain the $20 student tickets, students must present a valid student ID at the Brown Theatre box office. The “Screwtape Letters” performances are at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 and 4 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7.

McLean to be at LifeWay Campus Store at Southern

The LifeWay Campus Store at Southern welcomes Max McLean at 6 p.m, Thursday, Nov. 5. LifeWay will be giving away two free tickets to McLean’s performance of “Screwtape Letters” on Friday night.

McLean is a well-known actor and the narrator of several Audio Bibles, including the “ESV Study Bible” and the audio edition of “The Valley of Vision.” McLean will be reading from the Bible, discussing his new book on reading the Bible in public and signing his book.

“The Screwtape Letters”

When first published in 1942, “The Screwtape Letters” brought immediate fame to a little known Oxford don whose field of study was medieval English literature. Over the past 60 years its wit and wisdom have made it one of C. S. Lewis’ most widely read and influential works.

The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood, so as to advise him on methods of securing the damnation of a British man, known only as “the Patient.”

Lewis provides a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in living out Christian faith by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, as seen from the demon/devil’s viewpoint. Wormwood and Screwtape live in a peculiarly morally reversed world, where individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon is capable of comprehending or acknowledging true human virtue when he sees it.2

Fellowship for the Performing Arts has adapted and produced this best selling classic into a thoroughly engaging and entertaining theatrical production. This funny adaptation, which stars McLean as Screwtape was critically acclaimed in New York; had standing room only crowds at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C.; and was called the “most successful show in the history of Chicago’s Mercury Theater” by the Chicago Tribune. Brown Theatre is located at 315 W. Broadway in downtown Louisville. For more information, visit www.ScrewtapeOnStage.com.

1This offer is subject to availability and is not valid on previously purchased tickets.

2Summary from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Screwtape_Letters.

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