A Comedy by Mitch Albom. Directed by James C. Beam
Needed are 7 men, 2 women
Production dates are September 30 – October 9
THE STORY: DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it—until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way. The play hysterically interweaves a love story, sibling rivalry, tawdry media, race relations and cultural stereotypes as the chase to find the angel builds to a crescendo in the swamp. Ultimately a sweet allegory about redemption, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.
“…DUCK HUNTER works—’big time’ as duck hunter Dick Cheney might say—because it’s sufficiently audacious to surprise and sufficiently familiar to comfort.” —Variety.
“…the comedy moves seamlessly between different times and settings, in part, because of clever (and cinematic) dialogue…high-energy scenes involving knock-out fights and funny wordplay.” —Oakland Press.
“[Mitch Albom] wisely populates his story not with stereotypes but with unique individuals. Sure, we chuckle uproariously at their antics. But underneath their colorful exteriors we discover a wonderfully diverse cross-section of humanity.” —Between The Lines.