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Duck Hunter Shoots Angel Returns to the Playhouse

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel Returns to the Playhouse

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:01 pm

Sportswriter Mitch Albom mixes laughter with spirit in bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie and he does it again in the returning comedy Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, sponsored by Stonehaus Winery.  Playing to sold out houses in 2010 and held over for 8 weeks, Duck Hunter returns to the Playhouse mainstage on April 21 to run in rep with the Lerner and Loewe classic, My Fair Lady.
Chattanooga native Jason Ross (Smoke, My Fair Lady) returns with Billboard top-ten Nashville songwriter Bobby Taylor as brothers Duwell and Duane Early, Alabama good-‘ol-boys who rarely bag a duck,  but think they’ve accidentally shot (gulp!) “a celestial being.”  As the boys debate their fate, they’re chased by Daniel Black and Michael Ruff as a know-it-all tabloid reporter and his college-grad photographer, two Yankees wary of what might lurk, deep in the swamps of darkest Alabama!
Cumberland County Playhouse rates the show “PG-13”—“Parental guidance suggested for kids under thirteen”.  Playhouse Producing Director Jim Crabtree adds, “This rating is for the “good-ol boy” mildly adult conversation, plus a little wisecracking about down-to-earthier topics”.  Duck Hunter is full of humor, wonder and spirit, so, we want everyone to know it’s a little quirky, but we know our audience will love it and talk about it (proven by the 8 week extension last season).  We, think it’s a wonderful, discussion-prompting show for families, and even older children,—including some junior high wisecrackers.”  

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel is a “comedy with heart” which debuted in Michigan at the Purple Rose Theater, and became that company’s best-selling show.  It’s a hilarious, entertaining and thought-provoking show, so bring your sense of humor and sense of the spirit, but maybe not the younger kids due to the PG-13 rating.

Currently at the Playhouse is the touching and heartfelt Tuesdays with Morrie, rated G and sponsored by Dr. Stanley Bise, through May 12; the warm and funny Silver Whistle, rated G and sponsored by Uplands Retirement Village, through April 15; and Lerner and Loewe’s greatest musical, My Fair Lady, sponsored by VolFirst, through June 9.  Visit us at or call 931.484.5000 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Posyed 4.13.11

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