I saw The Fall of Heaven at the St. Louis Repertory theater and enjoyed it. Having never heard of Walter Mosley, I was unsure what to expect, but from the opening scene of a bustling metropolis to the ending scene of chaos and decisions, I was mesmerized.
The play follows the lead character of Tempest as he dies and appears in front of St. Peter at the gates of heaven. The problem is that Tempest doesn’t follow the rules like everyone else who is dead after St. Peter tells him to go to hell. The secret is that Tempest exercises his free will and is put back on earth.