We took a few minutes to chat with Mark Pleasant about Duck Hunter Shoots Angel which is opening at Spokane Civic Theatre on April 6th. This is a heartwarming play about two silly brothers who think they have shot an angel. Whoops. So, let’s get some clarification about this production directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe, shall we?
Spokane Civic Theatre (SCT): What is Duck Hunter Shoots Angel about
Mark Pleasant (MP): “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” is a touching comedic story by Mitch Albom (author of “Tuesdays with Morrie and “The 5 People You Meet In Heaven”) about two bumbling Alabama brothers who think they shot down an angel and the tabloid journalist and his photographer who are sent down to Alabama to report on the so-called story.
SCT: Who are the characters?
MP: The two backwoods brothers, the tabloid journalist, his photographer, the spoiled rich kid “boss” and a few more zany characters – can’t give it all away.
SCT: What about the production is funny?
MP: It is a Kathie Doyle-Lipe production – all of it is hysterical. She is, after all, the queen of comedy. She has also guided us brilliantly in finding the heart of these characters and the heart of this incredible script. It is not only a comedic piece but a very touching tale.
SCT: What’s your favorite part?
MP: I am enjoying every bit of this show , but I would have to say sharing the stage with the brilliant Doug Dawson ranks right at the top. We play the two brothers and we are having a one helluva of a time – it is hard not to break character when working with Mr. Dawson. He is just a HOOT!
SCT: Why do you keep coming back to the Spokane Civic Theatre stage for more?
MP: I love the Spokane Civic Theatre and all the people involved there. It is my home away from home and I actually think I spend more time at the Civic than I do at my own house. There is also nothing like performing for a live audience night after night. Every show is a unique and memorable experience.
SCT: Anything else you want to throw in there?
MP: Come see this show – you will not want to miss it.