The LAB! Theatre's first mainstage production of the Fall 2017 season,"Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," explores life in the South. Staff Writer Krupa Kaneria spoke with Rob Piscitelli, a sophomore dramatic art major and director of the play, about its production.
The Daily Tar Heel: What is "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel" about?
Rob Piscitelli: The play is about this tabloid company that hears this story about these two duck hunters that apparently shoot an angel. The tabloid company sends one of their writers down who used to work in the South to cover the story, and the show is about if there really is an angel or not. As the truth comes out in the story and as the writer continues to explore the South in the story, he learns about himself and the past as well.
DTH: Why did you choose this show for the first mainstage production of LAB! Theatre’s 35th anniversary?
RP: The reason that I chose to direct this show with LAB! is because, with the election last year, the southern community tends to get a bad representation as being ignorant and all of the things that you think of when you think of the Deep South. Growing up in the South, I know that a lot of those things aren’t true at all, and the show does a good job of illuminating that. There are a couple of moments where the show talks about race issues and sectionalism versus the North and South with comedy.