For centuries, theologians have struggled with the concept of whether or not animals go to heaven. The debate is over! Laverne, heaven’s newest angel, has just received his very first assignment. Imagine the uproar that ensues when he’s been asked to bring in Target, heaven’s very first dog! Will he pull it off, or will the FARTS (First Angelic Realm to Serve) vote down the addition of canines to heaven’s scenes? If you’ve ever enjoyed the companionship of an animal, or marveled at real-life stories of animal heroes, this is the play for you!
Cast: Nine men, three women, and multiple non-speaking roles.
Laverne: Newest angel, male, preferably 45 or older.
Amos: Head angel, elderly gentleman
Alex: Intelligent & quick-witted in life, preferably 25 or older
Sarah: Level-headed, intelligent, with a sarcastic tendency; age is irrelevant
Sam: Simple, but loveable; age is irrelevant
Trevor: Self-confident to a point of being cocky; preferably 25 or older
Mac: Ex-mobster; preferably 30 or older
Lisa: Down-to-earth angel, likeable; age is irrelevant
Milo: Confident; age is irrelevant
FATS: Head of the Original Angels; age is irrelevant
FARTS: Angelic Realm (Group of Three); non-speaking roles; age is irrelevant
Norm: Elderly gentleman angel, simple and loving; portrayed as 80+ years
Eve: Norm's wife, also basic and compassionate; portrayed as 80+
Good Humor Ice Cream Plant employees: non-speaking walk-through roles; twenty people, but can be done w/less.
Set: This play is based in some version of Heaven. The set is basic with all-white walls (curtains can be used.) There are three entrances/exits—one at RC, one at LC and one UC. A set of stairs lead from DL to the audience area.
nine plastic lawn chairs (white)
a small rolling cart for charts
a portable ‘Assignment Station’ large enough to conceal the person who delivers the angels’ assignments
a portable projector w/remote and a flash-drive with pictures of animals from the case studies (pictures are supplied production rights)
assignment scrolls (sheets of paper rolled and tied with red ribbon)
a koosh ball
a crossword puzzle book
small spiral notebook
assortment of files
Crowd murmuring (played quietly during the Good Humor Ice Cream Plant employee walk through