A college drama group presented a play during which one character stands on
a trapdoor and announces, "I descend into hell!" A stagehand below would
then pull a rope, the trapdoor would open, and the character would plunge
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 he rope and the actor began his plunge, but
became hopelessly stuck. No amount of tugging on the rope could make him
One student in the balcony yelled: "Hallelujah! Hell is full!!!"