Auditions Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel a comedy by Mitch Albom Directed by Kristin Hughes

AUDITIONS: March Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th AND adding Tuesday March 5th 

7PM at QP Theater 55 Hopkins Street Reading

PRODUCTION DATES: April 26, 27 AND May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 2013

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. No appointment is necessary.

All age ranges are approximate and relative.  

If you have any questions or if you are unable to make audition dates – even with the added Tuesday date, please email Kristin at and/or the producer Patrick Cleary

An uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but they think they shot an angel! As they lament their fate in the local swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer who don’t believe any of it—until they discover feathers, wings and a tiara. It is a story with a half-man/half-alligator, sibling rivalry, a tawdry media boss, a Gasmart cashier and a ghost. As the chase to find the angel builds so does the hilarity! This eventually heartwarming play interweaves love, loss, riffs on cultural stereotypes and race relations and builds to a surprising ending that few playgoers see coming! The play premiered 2004 at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, Michigan, a theater started by actor Jeff Daniels.

Character descriptions:

Sandy (late 30s, 40-ish): a tabloid journalist. Cynical, a little jaded, a little self-hating.  Sandy had plans, and they did not involve tracking would-be Angel shooters for The Weekly World and Globe.

Lenny (30-ish, African American): a photographer. Has even less desire than Sandy to be on this particular assignment.

Lester (30s): a tabloid publisher. Fast talking, fast walking, always looking for an angle. Lester knows what his readers want, and Sandy better get it for him – yesterday.

Duane (30s, southern accent): one of the Duck Hunters. Duane’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he’s trying.

Duwell (30s, Southern accent): the other Duck Hunter, and Duane’s younger brother. Duwell is a little dimmer than Duane, but sweeter with it.

Woman (late 20s, Southern accent): sweet, thoughtful, supportive, but some spark and spunk as well.

Kansas (teenager, 17. Southern accent):  Smart girl with a smart mouth – but likeable.

Gator Man/Phil (no age specified): Gator Man.   A strong, physically comic actor who moves well. Fun role without a lot of lines, but lots of presence.

The Voice/Loan Officer (40s). Commanding vocal presence; actor is mostly heard, not seen – the inverse of Gator Man.



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