Three convicts from Devil’s Island in French Guinea in 1910, are employed as roofers by a shop owner and his family. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, who wants to cheat the family from their business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the 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.
Starring in the play as the three convicts are Curt Harris as Joseph, Matt Nordin as Jules, and Ashton Winrich as Alfred. The shop owner, Felix Ducotel, is played by Jim White; his wife Emilie by Amber Dudley, and their daughter Marie Louise by Alexandra Ingram. Featured as the evil cousin, Henri Trochard, is David Foscue, with Paul Hanson playing his equally nefarious nephew Paul. Supporting roles are played by Joelle Springer as Madame Parole, and Scott Cowell as the young Lieutenant.
The schedule for additional performances had to be changed due to a family emergency for one cast member. New performance dates are Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.; with two performances on Sunday, June 15, a matinee at 2 p.m., followed by an evening show at 7:30 p.m. The play concludes with a final performance on Thursday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors (over 65) and students (through college); they are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Just a Haircut, Everyone’s Video and More, The Pitchwood, and at the door.