The Gonzaga University theatre department will raise its curtains at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, in the Russell Theatre with its first production of the 2006-2007 season, “My Three Angels.”
The play opens in a penal colony in French Guiana on Christmas Eve, 1910. The temperature has cooled to 104 degrees and the Ducotel family is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their overbearing relatives. Three convicts hired to repair the Ducotels’ broken roof, accompanied by their pet snake, will descend from the roof and “bless” this family to become “My Three Angels.”
Written by Sam and Bella Spewack, “My Three Angels” will run at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27, and 28, with matinees at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 29. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 9, and are $6 for students, $8 for GU faculty and staff, and $10 for adults.
“My Three Angels” highlights five Gonzaga students who are new to the main stage. Director Janis Waley commented on the strong ensemble and the great freshman talent. Waley finds the play has intriguing things to say about truth, judgment, crime and punishment, as well as love stories, in an environment that resembles a fairy tale.
With young romance, problems in the family business, loveable convicts, and a lush “My Three Angels” should charm any audience, organizers said. While there are final judgments every day and sometimes we don’t get to make them, these “Angels” do.
To reserve tickets, call the GU Theatre Box Office at (509) 323-6553. For more information about the play, contact Janis Waley at (509) 323-6508.