I Descend Into Hell

 

 


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
would plunge through.

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
on the rope could make him descend.

One student in the balcony jumped up and yelled: "Hallelujah! Hell is full!".