This Way to Heaven
a __-minute comedic fantasy in English, set in _______, ____,
Script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/.
First produced on NBC Television starring Burgess Meredith. Into the holiday scented kitchen of lovely old Gram Wilson a mysterious gentleman appears. His intentions become comically alarming as he awkwardly attempts to do away with the old lady. After a fumbling and hilarious wrestle with his conscience, he admits he is from heaven and that he has come to take Gram back up there to cook for his section to earn his wings. However, a surprise ending sends him scooting back where he came from. Recommended for schools, churches and amateur groups.
On the approved list of short plays for contest for school year 2006-2007, updated 08/02/06 to include revisions beginning school year 2006-07, for the [Austin, Texas, U.S.A.] University Interscholastic League’s One-Act Play Contest. Founded in 1927, it is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.—UIL: Academics - Theatre/One-Act Play: Plays, http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/drama/plays.html, accessed August 20, 2006.