Angel in the Clearing
Other Plays by Stuart M. DeLuca
DeLuca, Stuart M. (American playwright, 19__-____), “Angel in the Clearing,”
a 30-minute fantasy in English, set in a clearing in a grove on a mountainside, U.S.A., 1965,
© 1965 by Stuart M. DeLuca;
• in Stuart M. DeLuca’s Angel in the Clearing (Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A.: Pioneer Drama Service, 1965), 26 pp.;
• script/rights available from Pioneer Drama Service, P.O. Box 4267, Englewood, Colorado 80155-4267, U.S.A., http:www.pioneerdrama.com, telephone 303-779-4035, 800-333-7262, fax 303-779-4315.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 2, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1999), ISBN 0810836009, 475 pp.
Don (m), 25, a despondent young man; Pete (m), old, a friendly, philosophical hobo; Gabrielle (f), __, an angel assigned to Earth to help people in desperate difficulties; A Girl (f), __, _____.
“The story tells of an angel assigned to Earth to help people in desperate difficulties. Her first encounter is with a despondent young man who feels he was responsible for the death of his sweetheart in an auto accident. Even the angel is stumped when the young man insists that his girl be taken from Heaven and returned to him. About this time a friendly homeless man, by the name of Pete, lends a hand in finding a solution. In the closing seconds of the play it is revealed that the philosophical hobo is, indeed, Saint Peter, also on an earthly jaunt.”–Angel In the Clearing, http://www.pioneerdrama.com/searchdetail.asp?pc=ANGELINTHE&id=12, accessed March 30, 2008.
• “Simple exterior set.
• “Round, weathered boulders in various places. At rear, a rough, rather crude lean-to, arranged so that a person within is out of sight to the audience.
• “This is a fantasy that has a special warmth all its own.”–Angel In the Clearing.
automobile accident, Christianity, death, despondency, Heaven, lost love, Saint Peter.