And the Winner Is
THE STORY: AND THE WINNER IS tells the comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his a
This is the second Mitch Albom play I've read, the other being Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. Duck Hunter was wildly imaginative, well-written, funny and heartwarming. I'm not sure this is quite at Duck Hunter levels, but it's close. The dialogue is wel ...more
There do seem to be some loose ends and some missed story-thread-opportunities. Specifically, there seems to be such an emphasis on the shock-treatment every time the dead use the lord's name in vain, that it stops being funny and feels like a set-up for something ... something that never comes about.
Also the back ...more