My Three Angels

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My Three Angels

Palos Park Rec Center
8901 W 123rd St.
Palos Park, IL

May 2,3,4,9, and 10

The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father’s daughter for an heiress. The three convicts—two of them murderers, the third a swindler—take the visitors on. All three have warm hearts and are passionate believers in true justice. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

My Three Angels is a comedy play by Samuel and Bella Spewack. The show is based on the French play La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson, and is their only play that is regularly performed in repertory theater. The production opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre on March 11, 1953, and closed on January 2, 1954 after 344 performances.

The play is set in French Guiana around the turn of the 20th century, showing the interaction between three prisoners and a family of French colonists.

Original Broadway cast[edit]