April 5, 2012 in Features

Civic Theatre stages Mitch Albom comedy

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In a scene from the Civic Theatre production of “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” Jarvis Lunalo as “Lenny,” left, and Mark Pleasant as “Duane” try to figure out how to discard a set of angel wings.
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‘Duck Hunter Shoots Angel’

What: Mitch Albom comedy staged by Spokane Civic Theatre

When: Tonight through April 22; showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets: $22 adults, $20 seniors and $18 students, available at the Civic box office or through TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT or www.ticketswest.com.

“Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” has an impressive pedigree. Namely: Mitch Albom.

It’s the first play the newspaper columnist and bestselling author (“Tuesdays With Morrie”) wrote that wasn’t based on a book. It debuted in 2004, and tells the story of two bumbling brothers who think they shot down an angel.

The Spokane Civic Theatre production, directed by longtime Civic director and actress Kathie Doyle-Lipe, opens Friday night. The comedy ensemble includes a mostly veteran cast – Tristan Conrad, Mike Hynes, Brad Picard, David Olson, Mark Pleasant, Doug Dawson, Jarvis Lunalo, Nicki Meyer and Kelsey Strom.

The play has garnered good reviews around the country, including from Variety’s Chris Jones, who said the play works because it’s “sufficiently audacious to surprise and sufficiently familiar to comfort.”

– Staff reports

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