Mister Angel



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Harry Segall

Performance Dates

February 27, 1954

Creative Team

Director................................Dorothy Miles

Business Manager...............Nancy Carter

Technical Director................John Bullis


Stacy and Lydia Bolton, a husband-and-wife team of actor-producers, have everything except children. They are always on tour and children have to wait. They have just chosen a new play by their friend Daphne, with a magnificent role for Lydia. But Little Item, a girl angel, has been waiting for ten years to be born to Lydia, and if the Boltons haven't decided to have her yet they never will. So the angel Charles and his assistant, Gloria, are sent to Earth to bring Little Item back. But Item won't go. Charles, disobeying orders, decides to make another effort. Knowing the Boltons are always looking for "angels" to back their shows, Charles becomes Slim, a wealthy rancher, and he arranges to have Lydia find a six-month old baby abandoned in a phone booth. Unable to find its parents, Lydia takes the infant home and becomes a doting mother. When Daphne arrives she and Stacy proceed to work on Lydia, whose notions on domesticity drive them crazy. Daphne sets out to divert Slim's attention to herself, and Stacy is jealous of the rancher. Trouble looms when it is learned that Slim has no money, no ranch and resembles a fugitive who is wanted by the police. Two detectives appear, identify him, handcuff and prepare to take him away, but Lydia refuses to think ill of him. Just as he is about to be dragged off, Charles declares he is an angel! But he is being punished for insubordination, and his powers don't work. Now Little Item intercedes with the celestial authorities. Item is successful, and Slim disappears in a flash of lightning. Matters come to a climax when Gloria take a hand. The missing mother of the child is found and claims it from the Boltons. Lydia is heartbroken, and even Stacy is upset. Item realizes she will at last be born, and Charles goes back to heaven, mission accomplished.



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Mister Angel

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