What a treat! This play, The Fall of Heaven, by Walter Mosley, based on his book Tempest Tales, features Tempest Landry, small time neer-do-well but not really a bad guy, who dares to say No when St. Peter wants to send him to the hot place. So Joshua Angel, heavenly ledger keeper, gets sent back to earth with him, to watch for the next mistake, so Heaven can justify its desire to be rid of Tempest.
Joshua falls in love and fathers 2 children, complicating matters. The Devil shows up, too, with a very scary doorway to hell in view. And the ending…. leaves us with lots to ponder.
The Playhouse in the Park made a great choice here. The staging was wonderful, the acting superb, the ups and downs of the stage areas – great theater and an excellent story.
Sorry – we saw the second last performance of this world premiere run. But I’m betting this gets performed on a lot of stages over the next few years – and might easily return here to its home base.
Good laughs, good theater, good fun.