Steeple Players Present "Heaven Can Wait"
The Steeple Players Theatre presents “Heaven Can Wait. This classic play tells the story of Joe Pendleton, a professional boxer and pilot who, when a plane flight does awry, has his soul pulled from his body before he has died. In Heaven, Mr. Jordan, the chief angel, is forced to find him a new body. He ends up in the form of a rich man recently murdered by his wife. The hijinx begins when Joe as Jonathan Farnsworth, falls for the lovely Bette, reunites with his manager, Max, and avoids his "wife" Julia's attacks.
Meanwhile Jordan and his assistant 7013 struggle to keep Joe in line and find him a body better suited for his habitation. This production is full of laughs and fun with the sincerity and working man ethics of the theater of the 1940s. The Steeple Players Theatre brings their customary stamp of high production values, a strong cast, and innovative design to bring this classic to life. Remade as a film by Warren Beatty in the 1970s, Heaven Can Wait is a play that smiles while it asks questions about love, destiny and free will.
“Heaven Can Wait” runs May 31st through June 10th with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Adult ticket prices are $15, Senior Citizens $12, and Children and Students are $10. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Steeple Players website at www.steepleplayers.org or by call 615-826-6037. The Steeple Players Theatre is located at 260 West Main Street in Hendersonville.