Off Broadway, NY - The critically acclaimed hit show "The Rapture-Capital T Capital R" has suffered a major setback this week when the entire cast disappeared mysteriously, without a trace. Many understudies have turned up missing as well, putting an end to the play, which was just going into its second week Off Broadway and was packing the house for every performance.
A visibly shaken stage hand claims he witnessed the disappearance but cannot explain it in any terms he can understand. "I was there at the controls, bringing the lights down on Thursday's evening performance and opened the curtain one last time for an encore and when I did, there was no cast. I mean, there literally was an empty stage. I thought to myself 'this must be a joke they are all playing on me.' The audience was getting rowdy and I immediately closed the curtains back and shut the lights to the stage. I looked all over the entire backstage, dressing rooms, everywhere, and they were all just gone," he said.
The only major player in the show who appears not to have vanished is the director and playwright, Hal Lindsay, Jr., son of the pseudo-famous "End-Days Evangelist" Hal Lindsay. Several attempts to speak to both Mr. Lindsays have gone unanswered.
Foul play has not been ruled out; however, no missing persons' reports have been filed so police have little else to go on. The authorities are asking anyone who knows something to please contact them but, so far, all they've received are phone calls from religious zealots claiming that it is a sign of the end times and urging them to pray.
Lindsay's next play, "They Called him Jeremiah," which was in the process of being cast when this occurred, has been stopped in its tracks until this mystery can be explained. A tribute play to his dad, Lindsay reportedly said that this next play would explain everything. We suspect that now, everything will just have to be put on hold.