'Duck Hunter Shoots Angel' in Athens

'Duck Hunter Shoots Angel' in Athens

April 13th, 2012 by Staff Report in Life Entertainment

Opening night of Athens Community Theater's spring comedy will offer both dinner and a show.

"Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," by Mitch Albom, opens Thursday in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in Athens, Tenn. The dinner-theater production, which includes a full meal and cash bar, is by reservation only for $25 per person. Play-only productions will run weekends through April 28. Duck hunters with permits will be admitted for half-price on Thursday, April 26.

"Duck Hunter Shoots Angel" is the story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they've 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. The play 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.

Veteran ACT actor Dave Siklosi is directing the production.


* What: "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel."

* When: 6 p.m. Thursday (dinner theater); 7:30 p.m. April 20-21; 2 p.m. April 22; 7:30 p.m. April 26-28.

* Where: Sue E. Trotter Theater, The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn.

* Admission: $25 opening night (includes dinner); $12 adults, $8 students all other performances; half price for duck hunters with permits April 26.

* Phone: 423-745-8781.

* Website: www.athensartscouncil.org.