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The Group Rep presents


Written by Sam & Bella Spewack
Directed by Larry Eisenberg
Producers for the Group Rep: Laura Coker & Troy Whitaker


Three convicts are not your usual stars of a holiday play. The newest offering from the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, is the wonderful family comedy MY THREE ANGELS, and is set in a penal colony on tropical French Guyana in 1910. But by plays end we might just think of these three as Wise Men, rather than convicts.

It is Christmas Eve in the failing General Store of mild-mannered Felix and Emilie Ducatel. Felix (Doug Haverty), Emilie (Julia Silverman) and their beautiful daughter, Marie Louise (Kelsi Zahl) are awaiting the arrival of the deleterious and venomous Henri Trochard (well played by Chris Winfield), who could very easily be compared to Ebenezer Scrooge, and Henri’s nephew Paul (Daniel Sykes) who is “supposedly” in love with the beautiful daughter. Henri swindled Felix out of his business in France years earlier and is coming to cast the final blow to the Ducatel family and take over the General Store.

Enter the Three Wise Men, err three convicts on loan to Felix from the Island’s penal colony to fix the roof of his General Store. All three are warmhearted and passionate believers in justice, even though two are in prison for murder, and the other, an accountant fiddled with this company’s books. They are the center of this fun play, and supply support to the distressed Ducatel family. Joseph, superbly performed by Lloyd Pedersen who shines bringing amazing comedic breath and life to the role, Jules played by the wonderful Robert Gallo, and Alfred performed by the talented and capable Garrett Marshall are three terrific convicts. Both Hersha Parady as Madame Parole and Max Bunzel as the Lieutenant are capable in the roles and round out the cast.

Competently directed by Larry Eisenberg, with another amazing set design by Chris Winfield, fabulous costumes by Angela Eads, lighting design by Jazmin Lopez, all enhance the aesthetically beautiful Production Design of the entire play.

MY THREE ANGELS is a terrific addition to your Holiday theatre calendar. In the end, the convicts redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family. Come and catch some of the Christmas Holiday spirit at the Group Rep.


Cast: Robert Gallo, Doug Haverty, Garrett Marshall, Hersha Parady, Lloyd Pedersen, Julia Silverman, Daniel Sykes, Chris Winfield, and Kelsi Zahl; with Max Bunzel or Sterling Hall, or Michael Harrison (various cameo dates as the Lieutenant).
Director: Larry Eisenberg
Producer for the Group Rep: Laura Coker & Troy Whitaker
Set Design: Chris Winfield
Lighting Design: Jazmin Lopez
Sound Design: Steve Shaw
Costume Design: Angela Eads
Assistant Director: Linda Alznauer
Public Relations: Nora Feldman
Graphic Design: art & soul design
Program: Kady Douglas

Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Ticket Purchase / Schedule / Information: www.thegrouprep.com or 818.700.4878

Performances: December 9, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Plays: Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm (December 25 at 7pm & January 1 at 7pm)

Tickets: $15 - $22

Parking: Ample street parking and early-bird lot parking available


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