Fellowship for Performing Arts’ fourth full season in New York will feature the return of FPA’s signature production of C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters and a revival of Robert Bolt’s Tony-winning play A Man for All Seasons. Both productions and a reading series will take place at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.
The Screwtape Letters, which will be presented December 12-30 before traveling to seven cities around the country, will co-star Brent Harris (The Lion King national tour) as Screwtape and Tamala Bakkensen (Tales of Doomed Love) as Toadpipe.
Based on Lewis’ classic novel and adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Fiske and Artistic Director Max McLean, the play is set in an eerily stylish office in Hell as Screwtape schemes with his novice demon nephew, who has been put in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man on earth.
Directed by Christa Scott-Reed, A Man for All Seasons will run January 12–February 24, 2019. The cast includes Michael Countryman (M. Butterfly, Six Degrees of Separation) as Sir Thomas More, Carolyn McCormick (Equus, Law and Order) as his wife Alice, John Ahlin (Journey’s End), Olivier nominee Kevyn Morrow (Ragtime), Daytime Emmy nominee Trent Dawson, Drama Desk winner David McElwee (The Wayside Motor Inn), Todd Cerveris (South Pacific, Homeland), Kim N. Wong (The Hard Problem, The Deuce), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, Smash), and Harry Bouvy (Wicked national tour).
In A Man for All Seasons, despite relentless political pressure, Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, refuses to recognize Henry VIII’s divorce and the King’s ascendancy as the Supreme Head of the new Church of England.
The production will also have scenic design by Steven C. Kemp, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Aaron Porter, and original music and sound design by Tony nominee John Gromada.
In December, FPA will also present Imagine This!, a festival of free staged readings featuring plays under consideration for future development.
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