Duck Hunter Shoots Angel was Mitch Albom’s first play not based on a book and his first comedy. The story of two bumbling Alabama duck-hunting brothers who think they accidentally shot down an angel debuted in the summer of 2004 at the Purple Rose Theater, in Chelsea, Michigan, a theater started by actor Jeff Daniels.
It went on to become that theater’s highest-grossing play. It then moved to downtown Detroit for a good stretch at the City Theatre before moving on to other productions around the country.
"... the comedy moves seamlessly between different times and settings, in part, because of clever (and cinematic) dialogue repetition...high-energy scenes involving knock-out fights and funny wordplay." -- Judith Cookis-Rubens The Oakland Press
"...[the play] takes risks and entertains, making it a wholly worthy experiment." -- Jenn McKee, The Ann Arbor News
"[Mitch Albom] wisely populates his story not with stereotypes, but with unique individuals. Sure, we chuckle uproariously at their antics. But underneath their colorful exteriors we discover a wonderfully diverse cross-section of humanity...Albom’s play is an actor’s playground." -- Donald V. Calamia, Between The Lines