The Screwtape Letters Returns To The Tivoli Feb. 9

Friday, February 1, 2013

C S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters is returning to Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre for two performances on Saturday, Feb. 9. There is an evening performance at 8 p.m. as well as a 4 p.m. matinee.

Review for The Screwtape Letters:

It was a hit in NYC where it played 309 performances at the Westside Theatre in 2010. Prior to that it ran for six months in Chicago.  It also had two engagements at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. where it played for 10 sold-out weeks. 

The play, set in a eerily stylish office in hell, follows the clever scheming of Satan's chief psychiatrist, Screwtape, as he entices 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. 

As His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, award-winning actor Brent Harris creates a “master of the universe” character who mesmerizes the audience as he seduces his unsuspecting 'patient' down the “soft, gentle path to Hell.” At his feet is Screwtape's able assistant Toadpipe, a grotesque demon who transforms her elastic body into the paragons of vices and characters Screwtape requires to keep his patient away from the "Enemy."

Along with The Chronicles of Narnia (including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), The Great Divorce and Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters is still one of Lewis’ most popular and influential works. The book's success is due to its piercing insight into human nature and the lucid and humorous way Lewis makes his readers squirm in self recognition. When first published in 1942 it brought immediate fame to this little-known Oxford don including the cover of Time Magazine.

All seats reserved from $40.50-$60.50 plus convenience fees. Group discount available. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com, or call 642-TIXS or 757-5050 (day of show).


Tickets For Comedian Tater Salad Go On Sale Friday

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White will be performing at the Tivoli Theatre on Friday, Jan. 13.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and are $84.50, $64.50, and $49.50 plus applicable fees and are available at the Tivoli Theatre Box Office, tivolichattanooga.com or by phone at 800.745-3000.  Review ... (click for more)

Interview With Judah And The Lion

Ahead of its upcoming headlining show at Track 29 this Saturday, we caught up with the genre-bending, Tennessee-based band Judah & the Lion. The band is comprised of lead singer Judah Akers, drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald, and banjo wiz Nate Zuercher. Their latest album Folk Hop N Roll has garnered praise for showcasing such a diverse range of influencing ... (click for more)

Boy In Critical Condition; Another Person Stabbed And Man Shot In Dispute At Apartments On Citico Avenue

A boy is in critical condition after being stabbed on Sunday afternoon in what police described as a dispute between neighbors. One other person was stabbed and a man was shot in the stomach in the melee in the 2700 block of Citico Avenue. The injuries to the second person stabbed in the neck and the shooting victim were said to be not life-threatening. The 12:45 p.m. incident ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Shot On Dodson Avenue Early Sunday Afternoon

A 25-year-old woman was shot on Dodson Avenue just after noon on Sunday. Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were notified at 12:13 p.m. by a local hospital that a victim arrived with a gunshot wound. The shooting reportedly occurred in the 1300 block of Dodson Avenue. Shaday Millener arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle with a non-life threatening ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)