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Max McLean as the title character in The Screwtape Letters.
Gerry Goodstein

The theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ popular book The Screwtape Letters is currently on tour and coming to a city near you. The wickedly funny play follows one of the devil’s top demons (His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape) as he trains his nephew (Wormwood, a junior tempter) on how to corrupt a human. An instant success when it opened in 2006, the production kicked off its current national tour in January 2011, playing to sold-out audiences in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., and entertaining more than 200,000 people in 50 cities across America. Which is exactly why you need to head to a theater to see it before it’s too late. (The delightfully skin-crawling portrayal of Screwtape by the award-winning Max McLean is another reason.)

Tickets from $39, www.screwtapeonstage.com

On Tour

Sept. 22: San Jose, Calif./Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 29: Kansas City, Mo./Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 6: Milwaukee/The Pabst Theater
Oct. 12 & 13: Cleveland/Ohio Theatre 
Oct. 19 & 20: Philadelphia/Merriam Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 27 & 28: Tampa, Fla./Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 3 & 10: Dallas/Majestic Theater
Nov. 15-18: New York/NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1: Boston/Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
Dec. 19-30: Washington, D.C./Lansburgh Theatre

More dates will be added for 2013; visit www.screwtapeonstage.com for tour updates.