Heaven Can Wait

February 22, 23, 24, 2017

Heaven Can Wait

by Harry Segall

A classic comedy-fantasty to lift your spirits!

In an extreme case of mistaken identity from beyond the grave, Joe Pendleton gets another chance at life to pursue his dream in this heavenly comedy by Harry Segall.

As the play begins, Mr. Jordan checks in passengers to depart for the Hereafter. The process is interrupted by the arrival of Pendleton, a promising young prizefighter, who refuses to admit he is dead and insists they look up his "record.” The search reveals that Joe is not scheduled to arrive for another 60 years! To correct the wrong, there is an attempt to return Joe to his body. Unfortunately, he has no body to return to, since his manager has already had him cremated!  

Hilarity, confusion and a little bit of romance ensue as Joe and Mr. Jordan's search for a new body and a second chance at life.

Inspiring the movie Here Comes Mr. Jordan and an adaptation starring Warren Beatty, Heaven Can Wait presented by The Masquers will be the perfect night out!

 Heaven Can Wait runs February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Show times are 7:30 pm for all performance nights.

Ticket prices are $17 for Adults and $11 for Students.  Prices do not include sales tax or Capitol Civic Centre preservation fee.

  • Cast
  • Production Team
  • Auditions
  • News
  • Behind the Scenes

Cast of Characters for Heaven Can Wait:

Joe Pendleton - J Gravelle
Mr. Jordan - Paul Hacker
Max Levene - Warren Schmidt
Tony Abbott - Tim Brey
Messenger 7013 - Roz Vossen
Bette Logan - Emily Guillemette
Julia Farnsworth - Corrie Skubal
Mrs. Ames - D.J. Lucas
Inspector Williams - Gregg Wolf
Lefty/Referee - Randy Leifer
Suzie - Kate Koubaddy
Ann - Claran Laviolette
Third Maid - Christine Bubolz
Nurse - Jerri Burkart
1st Escort - Darcy Gravelle
2nd Escort - Tom Bartleme
Plainclothesman - Fred Schnell
Workman/Announcer - Roger Bennin

Producer - Claran LaViolette
Director - Ellen Peronto
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Auditions for Heaven Can Wait Have been announced! Auditions will be held on Monday December 4th at 6:30pm. Auditions will take place at The Masquers, Inc. Coach House located in Manitowoc, WI at 616 N. 8th Street. Please come and audition for this divine comedy!

The director for Heaven Can Wait Has been announced! The Masquers is ready to step in to the ring with our next director, Ellen Peronto as she prepares to helm our second production, Heaven Can Wait. This classic comedy written Harry Segal is in good hands with Ellen, who is a queen of comedy herself! She has spent many years working with both The Masquers and Heart-A-Rama, an improv/sketch variety show and fundraising event for the American Heart Association. We are excited to welcome Ellen back to the director's chair! Claran LaViolette has been named Producer for this production! We are excited to have her heading up this amazing team! We are always looking for volunteers! Heaven Can Wait could use your help! Contact Us for more information on volunteer opporunities!

We will be sharing candid photos and videos as the process unfolds!