A college drama group presented a play in
which one character would
stand on a trap door and announce, "I descend into hell!" A stagehand
below would then
pull a rope, the trapdoor would open, and the character
The play was well received. When the actor
playing the part became ill,
another actor who was quite overweight took his place. When the new actor
announced, "I descend into hell!" the stagehand pulled the rope, and the
actor began his plunge, but became hopelessly stuck. No amount of tugging
the rope could make him descend.
One student in the balcony jumped up and
yelled: "Hallelujah! Hell is full!".