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1hr 40 min plus 15 min intermission
DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL
by Mitch Albom
This is an uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are pursued 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 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, this is a comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Recommended for mature audiences – adult themes and adult language.
Duck Hunter Shoots Angel will be performed at the Von Braun Center Playhouse on March 17-25, 2017. Tickets for Duck Hunter Shoots Angel are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military and can be purchased by calling the box office at 256-536-0807, ask about group rates and handicapped seating.
DIRECTOR – Nina Soden
Nina is once again excited to be working on another Theatre Huntsville production as director. She’d like to thank Eric, her loving husband and amazing Assistant Director, who has stood by her side and supported her in every way. She especially wants to thank the wonderful cast for all of their hard work and dedication to bringing this show to life. James Bleier, Gina White, and the rest of the amazing crew for their hard work and vision. She also sends her love and gratitude to her precious children, Sydney and Ethan, who have labored through many rehearsals and came out smiling on the other side.
PHIL – Junior Lindsey
Junior lindsey is brand-new to the theatre scene. He grew up in Cullman, Alabama and always had aspirations of entertaining people whether it was through theatre or music. This is his first role for Theatre Huntsville and he hopes it’s the first of many.
SANDY – Paul Ferguson
This is Paul’s first time on stage in a Theatre Huntsville production. He is thrilled to return to the stage after a many year hiatus. He was recently Technical Director for the TH production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He would like to thank our director Nina Soden for giving him the opportunity to be in an amazing production with such a wonderful cast. He is grateful to his wife, Tara, for being awesome while he has been a crazy actor learning his role and for dragging him back to the theatre. His kids are pretty cool too.
THE VOICE – Dan Hollenbaugh
Dan Hollenbaugh has recently returned to the theater, appearing in Renaissance Theatre’s “The Odd Couple”, “Clue”, and “Seventh Symphony.” He is a retired aerospace engineer with multiple artistic interests. Dan aided in editing “Seventh Symphony” in preparation for its premiere, and is working on a new play based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” He has been developing his skills as an art photographer and furniture restorer. He also dabbles in art created from recycled auto parts and building custom bicycles. One of his recycled auto parts pieces was entered in Lowe Mill Gallery’s “Recycled Art” show in 2016.
LESTER – Art Walthall
Art’s previous roles include Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show (RT 2014), Oscar in The Odd Couple (LMP 2015), Robert in Don’t Dress For Dinner (RT 2015), Pavil in Seventh Symphony (RT 2016), and Thrive Alabama’s 2015 & 2016 murder mystery productions. He has been onstage on Broadway, but only in the most literal sense. He would like to thank his wife Jennifer and their dogs, Cordelia and Mia, for their apparently infinite love and support.
DUANE – Josh Phillips
Josh is happy to be joining the company to work on this show. He is a 2013 graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a BMA in Music and Theatre. In 2014 he spent a year serving as the directing and acting intern for New Stage Theatre in Jackson, Mississippi. He was last seen on stage in Theatre Huntsville’s Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike as Spike. Some favorite roles include Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest), Richard III (Richard III), and Enjorlas (Les Miserables). Josh has had a blast working with this wonderful company and hopes you enjoy the show!
DUWELL – Tyler England
Tyler England is an Father, Husband, Electrical Engineer, and now duck hunter extraordinaire. He’s been in several shows here in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama for local theatre groups, and is honored to have been asked to be in Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. He is glad to be here to make you laugh and smile, and hopes you enjoy the show and laugh until you cry!
LENNY – Jeremy Woods
Jeremy has missed the stage and is excited to enter stage left in the role of “Lenny” (or “Lumpy”, depending on who you are) in “Duck Hunter…”. He is not stranger to being on stage having portrayed an array of different characters such as “Gilles De Rais” in Evil Cheez’s production of “BlueBeard, “The Duchess” in Evil Cheez’s “How Not To Commit Murder 2” and “Franco Wicks” in Theatre Huntsville’s Superior Donuts (for which he received a Wings Award Nomination for Best Actor). He would like to thank the uber-talented cast and crew of this show for the being “angel wings” to him. Much love to the best support system in the galaxy (Tanja, Wayne, Michael, Heather, and Michelle). Please enjoy the show and as always… “Bring Them”
WOMAN – Stacy Neuberger
Stacy Neuberger-von Hoffman is an English instructor, an Art instructor at Pinot’s Palette, and a horror author with several zombie books published under the pseudonym Stacy Kingsley. Due to her love of horror she has participated in a zombie run as a zombie, has been in several zombie walks, and has played a zombie and dead girl (think hooker number 5 or girl in dumpster) in several short films. Other work Stacy has been in include Mrs. Ho (the cook) in the stage version of Clue with Renaissance theater, Verges in Much Ado About Nothing with Rocket City Shakespeare, and a homicidal gorilla in a Poe themed haunted house staged at the Lowry house.
KANSAS – Kailey Burkhardt
Kailey is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a dual degree in Theatre and English. She has been a Teaching Artist for Fantasy Playhouse Children’ Theatre since 2011, and last Fall became their Education and Outreach Coordinator. Favorite stage credits include: Eurydice (Eurydice/UAH), Alice (Alice in Wonderland/FPCT), Ginger S. Knapp (Belles and Whistles/HCCA), and Suzanne (Picasso at the Palin Agile/UAH). She has also Assistant Directed for FPCT (The Snow Queen) and Theatre Huntsville (Lend Me a Tenor), and last fall made her directoral debut at UAH (‘dentity Crisis). In summer of 2015, she earned her first professional credit Assistant Stage Managing a production Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in NYC (New Country).
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Eric Soden
This is Eric’s first assistant director experience for Theatre Huntsville and although he has directed before, working alongside his wife has made this experience even more special. Most of Eric’s recent theatre productions include acting in Theatre Huntsville’s The Importance of Being Earnest,Arsenic & Old Lace, and 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress. Eric would like to thank his wife Nina for giving him this opportunity, the amazing cast and crew for being so wonderful to work with, and his two loving children Sydney and Ethan.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – James Blier