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by Mary Pratt                                               Winner of the 2023 Valley Players' Playwright Award 

Directed by Doug Bergstein                 


Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 pm & Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 pm


Starting January 3, Mondays & Wednesdays 6-9 pm & Sundays 4-7pm

SHOW DATES: Friday-Sunday, March 8-17, 2024

Click the image to watch an interview about the play & auditions with the playwright and director!

What if an angel gave you a choice between a life of happiness or fame and fortune as a result of expressing your art? That is the question that Margaret, a poet, writer, and English professor, must face. Pem, a fallen angel chosen by God and Satan themselves to settle this wager, comes to earth to find an artist to pose this question to, with admittance to heaven & wings or hell & a flamethrower on the line for Pem.

Character Descriptions (in order of appearance):

God: What else can we say? If you have a picture in your head then you’re right. If you don’t have a preconceived notion, you’re also right. This will be a backstage voice. Small role. Not gender specific. Any age.

Satan: See above. This will be a backstage voice. Small role. Not gender specific. Any age.

Pem: A fallen angel of ambiguous gender. Sent on a task by God and Satan. A bit sarcastic and not too happy about the position they have been put in. Not gender specific. Age 20-80.

Margaret: An English professor who is struggling professionally. Single. Not tenured. Not incredibly well published and not particularly happy. Or, perhaps she is happy that she’s not happy. Age 25-40.

Anna: A philosophy professor who is quite confident in themselves. Very well read and secure in her place in life. Age 35-80.

Felix: A professor of music. A family man. Competent but not exceptional and content with that. Age 30-50.

Barrie: An art professor who is a conceptual artist. This person is a risk taker and doesn’t care if they piss someone off. Extremely confident and out there. Old enough to be a college professor…not gender specific.

Feel free to print out an Audition Form and either email it to us or bring it to auditions

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