Event date: 6/28/2019 7:30 PM - 6/29/2019 7:30 PM Export event
My Three Angels
One Weekend: 6/28 Friday 7:30pm; 6/29 Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm at Community Yellow Box Theatre
Written by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack
Based on La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson
Directed by Craig Gustafson
Felix, a kind-hearted but not business-minded shopkeeper living on the coast of French Guiana, is struggling to collect on the many lines of credit he has graciously handed out, without much success and much to his wife Emilie’s frustration. To make matters worse, Felix’s scheming cousin Henri arrives with the intention of cheating Felix out of the business. Henri brings his nephew Paul, who jilted Felix’s daughter Marie-Louise in favor of an heiress. The family appears to be swimming in misfortune, but a Christmas miracle occurs. Three convicts—Jules, a swindler; and Joseph and Alfred, both murderers—overhear Felix’s woes from their spot on the roof, which they have been repairing as part of a work-release program. They get to work solving the family’s problems one by one, even cooking Christmas dinner, quickly becoming a trio of guardian angels. Adapted as a movie in 1955, We’re No Angels starred Humphrey Bogart as Joseph, Peter Ustinov as Jules, Aldo Ray as Albert (formerly Alfred) and Basil Rathbone as Henri.
seated: Nina Kasman, Blythe Schwaller, Renata Bielskis, Alisha Keane;
standing: Patrick Daly, Dan Knauf, Jordan Vulich James Turano, Mike Duffy, Jason Sheldon, Craig Gustafson, Don Gingold
Our three "angels" are JOSEPH (James Turano, River Forest), JULES (Jason Sheldon, Oswego) and ALFRED (Dan Knauf, Aurora). The family they decide to help are father FELIX (Patrick Daly, Naperville), mother EMILIE (Renata Bielskis, Naperville) and their daughter MARIE LOUISE (Blythe Schwaller, DeKalb) who are being taken advantage of by HENRI (Don Gingold, Naperville) and his legal heir PAUL (Mike Duffy, Westmont). MME PAROLE (Alisha Keane, Naperville), one of Felix’s deadbeat customers, and the LIEUTENANT (Jordan Vulich, Naperville) also stop by during this unusual Christmas holiday.
The 1955 movie version of this story, We’re No Angels, stars Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov. There's also an Australian TV adaptation, and it's easy to see why it's such a popular tale: Lifetime's got nothing on this heartwarming Christmas story! Tickets are on sale now.
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GREAT NEWS! After a long hunt (learn more here) we've found a great home for this summer. Community Yellow Box Theatre in the Community Christian Church complex at Ogden and Rickert in Naperville.
My Three Angels is directed by Craig Gustafson, long time collaborator, actor, director and playwright for Summer Place and well-known throughout the Chicago suburbs for directing and acting in many hit plays.
Assistant Director / Stage Manager: Nina Kasman
Props: Sharesa Uher Moffit, Sara Blankestyn
Sound Design: Jeff Sand
Lighting: Samuel Lee
Set Design/Tech Director: Charles Martin
Producer: Susan Vulich