MARTINEZ, Calif. – Opening March 17 at the Campbell Theatre is Onstage’s production of “My Three Angels” – a delightful story of three convicts who come to the rescue of shop keeper Felix Ducotel.
Set at Christmas time in Cayenne, French Guiana, the year 1910, the three convicts are employed as roofers to repair a family’s roof that is desperate for maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust Felix from his general store and close the business. The three convicts – two of whom are murderers and the third a swindler – take on the evil cousin. All three have warm hearts and are passionate believers in true justice.
“My Three Angels” is written by Sam and Bella Spewack and is based on “La Cuisine Des Anges” by Albert Husson. It was also made into a film called “We’re No Angels” in 1955 and had Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov playing the three convicts. The first production of the play was in 1953 and was directed by Jose Ferrer.
This time, the three convicts are played by Montgomery Paulsen, Marion Daniel Cowart and Peter Marietta. Jack Karasch plays the shopkeeper and Remington Stone is seen as Henri Trochard, the evil cousin. Other cast members are Kim Poppe (wife of Felix) and Courtney Shaffer as his daughter. Sheilah Morrison, Christopher Dewey and Dean Engle complete the cast.
The show is directed by Randy Anger and the setting is by Diane McRice, with costumes by C.C. Carden and Gertie Vizay.
Performances are March 17 through April 1 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
For further information or to make reservations, please call (925) 518-3277.
The Campbell theater is located at 636 Ward St., Martinez.
Ticket prices are $18 general, $16 seniors (62 and over), and $12 students. Thursday tickets are $12 for everyone.