Onstage: The Fall of Heaven

In a recent essay in Newsweek, Walter Mosley stated, “Everybody is guilty of something.” That truism is apparent in The Fall of Heaven, the first play by the well-known crime and mystery novelist in its world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

In a recent essay in Newsweek, Walter Mosley stated, “Everybody is guilty of something.” That truism is apparent in The Fall of Heaven, the first play by the well-known crime and mystery novelist in its world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Tempest Landry (Leland Gantt) is a guy who’s done a few bad things, but they don’t add up to eternal damnation in his mind, so after he’s inadvertently shot to death by the police, he denies St. Peter’s final judgment to send him to hell. His surprising exercise of free will sends him back to earth with a straight-arrow angel, Joshua (Esau Pritchett), who’s expertise is accounting.

At the Playhouse in the Park through Feb. 20. Get show details and read Rick Pender's review here. And read his interview with Mosley here.

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